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C.J. Mosley | Linebacker

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 232

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Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley will have a pre-draft visit with the Titans between Sunday-Monday.
Inside linebacker isn't Tennessee's greatest need, but a 3-4 squad can never have enough inside muscle. Our NFL Draft coverages' tag team answer to The Hart Foundation, Evan Silva and Josh Norris, listed QB, RB, and DL as Tennessee's greatest roster holes in a recent NFL Draft Needs column. Zach Brown and Wesley Woodyard are the ILB incumbents, but Mosley would step into the NFL as one of the best ILBs out there. Apr 10 - 6:35 PM

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Draft insider Tony Pauline's ILB rankings feature a huge dropoff after Alabama's C.J. Mosley.

As expected, Mosley earned a first-round grade. The surprise came next, as the analyst only sees Wisconsin's Chris Borland as a Rd. 3-4 selection, just ahead of UCLA's Jordan Zumwalt and Connecticut's Yawin Smallwood. Borland is an eye-of-the-beholder prospect who shows much better on tape than he does in measurements.
Apr 1 - 9:18 PM

Alabama LB C.J. Mosley refuted reports that NFL teams are worried about his health.

"Before the combine even happened, in January, I got MRIs on everything I hurt in the past all the way to my freshman year," Mosley said at the Crimson Tide's pro day Wednesday. "Everything was good then. (There) weren't no red flags thrown up or anything they had questions on, I got an MRI or X-Ray on, so it turned out well." Amongst a litany of injuries suffered in Tuscaloosa, Mosley dislocated his elbow (as a freshman) and hip (sophomore). Mosley ran two forties on Wednesday between 4.5-4.6 seconds after he elected not to run at the combine.
Mar 12 - 9:55 PM

In his latest mock draft, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Alabama senior LB C.J. Mosley could be the Browns selection at No.26.

"D'Qwell Jackson's impending release was one of the reasons I had the Browns drafting CJ Mosley at No. 26 in my updated mock," Brugler tweeted. Mosley is one of the top inside linebackers in this draft class. He shows good speed, with sideline-to-sideline range. Our own Josh Norris has compared him to Sean Lee. Like Lee, Mosley has had his share of injuries in his recent past. Norris believes Mosley can be a top 20 pick depending on how teams react to his injury history.
Feb 26 - 11:38 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert called the 2014 draft class the deepest he has seen in 30 years.

The Steelers have a pick in each round, totaling seven, but they might look to add more. As will everyone else. Colbert added there is "also a bigger chance of failure because there are a lot of the underclassmen who aren't ready for this yet," meaning the NFL. The Steelers have a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball.
Feb 12 - 2:55 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl called Alabama senior LB C.J. Mosley a "flat out stud."

Mosley has "ELITE instincts and eyes," Wedil tweeted. "Vastly improved taking on blocks in tight quarters this year. Definition of alpha." Mosley did not attend the Senior Bowl, but he has transformed his game in the last two years, moving from a coverage based player to an all-around monster. Our own Josh Norris has compared him to Sean Lee.
Jan 24 - 11:55 AM

Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage believes there is a strong chance Alabama LB C.J. Mosley bypasses the event.

"C.J. is committed to us," Savage said, "but I honestly don't think he's going to end up playing. I think with his draft status in the top 10, top 15, no worse than top 20, I think ultimately he'll bypass the game." Other well-known names likely not attending include T Jake Matthews, OLB Khalil Mack, OLB Anthony Barr, and QB A.J. McCarron. We like to see prospects compete on an even playing field, but they are likely receiving advice not to attend.
Jan 16 - 9:30 AM

Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley accepted an invitation to the 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl.

Mosley was presented with the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker earlier this month. "We're so thrilled and excited to have C.J. coming back to his home town of Mobile," said Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage. "He'll add his name to the legacy of Alabama linebackers who have played in the game, from Leroy Jordan to Cornelius Bennett to Derrick Thomas and Demeco Ryans." Mosley (6-foot-2 3/8, 228 pounds, 4.55 40-yard dash) is a sure first-rounder in May's draft.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Alabama senior ILB C.J. Mosley was presented with the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker on Sunday.

Mosley led the Tide's defense with 102 tackles this season, including nine for loss and five pass breakups. Mosley (6-foot-2 3/8, 228 pounds, 4.55 40-yard dash) is a sure first-rounder in May's draft. Mosley could have been a Top-15 pick in last April's draft, but he elected to return for his final season of eligibility and the decision didn't affect much.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

We wouldn't be shocked to see Mosley decide not to attend the event. honestly, he doesn't have much to prove after being an impact player and a pivotal piece in Alabama's defense. He is equally as effective in coverage as against the run. Our own Josh Norris has compared Mosley to Sean Lee.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Alabama senior ILB C.J. Mosley drew high praise form five NFL executives polled by's Daniel Jeremiah.

Jon Beason, Derrick Brooks, D'Qwell Jackson, Luke Kuechly, and NaVorro Bowman were the five player comparisons given. "He reminds me a lot of Kuechly," one exec told Jeremiah. "They are both athletic in coverage and they rely more on instincts than pure strength to make plays against the run." Our own Josh Norris has compared Mosley to Sean Lee and ranks the three down linebacker as the No. 6 overall prospect in the class.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 12:15:00 PM's Gil Brandt compares Alabama senior ILB C.J. Mosley to former Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks.

"He's certainly a playmaker like Brooks was at Florida State," Brandt writes. "Alabama plays two really good teams down the stretch, LSU and Auburn. It will be a good barometer for where Mosley fits into the draft. Don't count on it being too high, and it has nothing to do with this tremendous talent; teams don't traditionally spend high picks on inside linebackers, a position that isn't valued as high as, say, pass rushers." Mosley, 6-foot-2 3/8, 228 pounds, 4.55 40-yard dash, has collected a team-high 59 tackles this season.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 08:37:00 PM

When asked about taking other possible head coaching jobs, Alabama head coach Nick Saban answered "I'm just too damn old to start over."

A reported was recently released saying Saban's agent spoke with a Texas Longhorn regent following last year's BCS National Championship. "Every year it’s something. Last year it was the Cleveland Browns," Saban said. When asked about the meeting, the head coach answered "I don’t know about any of this stuff. I haven’t talked to anybody about that particular situation. They have a coach there."
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:34:00 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidle wrote that Alabama senior ILB C.J. Mosley is "the best LB I've seen in a phone booth since Sean Lee."

"Leverage, heavy hands, instincts to absorb and shed in proper direction," wrote Weidle. Mosley could have been a Top-15 pick in last April's draft, but he elected to return for his final season of eligibility. The veteran linebacker is not a natural pass rusher, but he is great in coverage, has superlative sideline-to-sideline range and can change directions as quickly as a nervous politician. This is one of the top players in the nation at any position.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Alabama senior ILB C.J. Mosley will likely spy Texas A&M redshirt sophomore QB Johnny Manziel on a regular basis Saturday.

"In the SEC you don’t spy too many quarterbacks," Mosley said. "It’s a honor to spy a Heisman Trophy winner, so I have to do my job and the defense as well. We just have to execute." Mosley started his career as a stud in nickel and sub-packages, so his range is unquestionable, but the senior has morphed his game into the total package. He has an injury history, but Mosley is the real deal.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:50:00 AM