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09/12/14 - LB C.J. Mosley continued to impress coaches with his work effort and ability to come up with a big play. Mosley had nine tackles and one pass deflection against the Steelers. He stripped Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller in the third quarter and that led to a 22-yard field goal by Justin Tucker. Mosley has certainly made his case as one of the early favorites for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. "I had a solid game, but I know there is a lot more I can work on, especially in the passing game," said the first -round draft pick out of Alabama. "I missed a couple of tackles and got out of position a few plays. I need to get better, watch some film and make sure I get better at my game."
05/12/14 - Mosley brings Baltimore great player, person...The Ravens chose Mosley rather than go for one of the top safeties in the draft, including Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor. "He's fast, instinctive, tough, smart, talented, a playmaker," Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said regarding Mosley. "People always ask about the best available player and what that means. He was the best available player on our board and he would have been the best available player on our board at 10. He's a great football player." Mosley eschewed comparisons to Lewis, whom he grew up idolizing. "It's a blessing," Mosley said. "I'm not trying to go in there and be the next (No.) 52. I'm going there to be C.J. Mosley."
At Alabama, Mosley won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He had 108 tackles, nine for losses last season. For his career, Mosley had 319 tackles, 23 for losses, with 6.5 sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds. Mosley emphasized he is healthy after dislocating his elbow and hip in 2011 and undergoing shoulder surgery after the 2012 season and missing drills at the NFL scouting combine in February due to a right shoulder injury. "I'm 100 percent healthy, no red flags," Mosley said. "My past injuries won't affect my play." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - Mosley brings Baltimore great player, person...With highly-rated Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin going to the Dallas Cowboys one pick above them and no "bonanza" trade offer coming to move back in the first round, the Baltimore Ravens stuck with their draft philosophy of selecting the highest-rated player on their board. That led them to pick Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley with the 17th overall pick of the first round Thursday night. The last time the Ravens drafted an inside linebacker in the first round, they picked future Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Lewis in the first round of the 1996 draft during the inaugural year of the franchise. Mosley was an All-American who won two national championships at Alabama. "A nine-month process led us to this pick tonight," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said after drafting a player from his alma mater. "I know we got better as a football team because of the way C.J. plays, but I really know we got better as an organization because of the person that he is." Mosley is expected to compete for an immediate starting job at weak-side inside linebacker next to veteran middle linebacker Daryl Smith. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 1/17 - C.J. Mosley, ILB, 6-2, 234, Alabama...The Ravens loved Mosley's range, relentless style and athleticism. They expect him to be a three-down linebacker who can make an immediate impact. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 15/1. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama, 6-2, 234, 4.67, 1...Leader of the Crimson Tide's suffocating defense, Mosley is a rare, three-down inside linebacker. He made a dramatic debut as a freshman with two interception returns for touchdowns and improved since then. Says NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang: "Tough and athletic, with the keenest instincts of any linebacker I've scouted since Lofa Tatupu. ..." Thanks Rob. Mosley is all that and more.
Frankly: An underrated impact player perhaps because inside linebackers are thought to be devalued in today's NFL, although they are keys to three of the best defenses in the league -- Seattle, San Franscisco and Carolina. Mosley is a must-draft, mobile mass of natural football genius who has no negatives and works full speed, full time. He is even a blocker on punts, covers kicks and if you want more, just ask. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com