Ravens selected ILB C.J. Mosley with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is a best-available drafter, and takes Mosley here despite Arthur Brown and Daryl Smith's presence at inside linebacker. Mosley (6-foot-2, 234) made 29 starts for the Crimson Tide, earning the 2013 Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He tallied 23 career TFLs, 8.5 sacks, and five interceptions, three of which Mosley returned for pick sixes. Although he is commonly perceived as a "safe" pick, Mosley has a startling injury history that includes an elbow dislocation, hip dislocation, and a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Mosley ran 4.63 at Alabama's Pro Day, and jumped 35" vertically with a 9-foot-10 broad jump at the Combine. If he holds up physically, Mosley projects as an every-down defender with cover skills and dynamic run-defending ability. Mosley should be a Week 1 starter, but could start out as a nickel linebacker. Thu, May 8, 2014 10:08:00 PM