Meet The Newest Raven: 1st Round Pick C.J. Mosley
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Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome loves his Alabama players & he selected a good 3 down LB in the 1st round of the draft in LB CJ Mosley.
STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
STRENGTHS: Mosley does a nice job using his length and lower body fluidity to keep himself clean through a crowd and finishes at the ball, wrapping and driving through his target. He is very smart and keeps his eyes on the ball to track and attack and rarely makes mental mistakes, which is a result of his high football IQ and preparation skills.
Rare three-down linebacker.
WEAKNESSES: Isn’t always fundamentally consistent as a tackler, at times opting to throw himself at his target or drop his head on contact. Missed time in 2011 with a dislocated elbow.
The leader of the Crimson Tide’s suffocating defense, Mosley is highly thought of among the scouting community – as well-rounded and disciplined a linebacker as this draft class has to offer.
His 107 tackles in 2012 were the second-highest total by an Alabama linebacker in the past 25 years (DeMeco Ryans had 126 in 2003) and 48 more than the next Tide defender last season (fellow inside linebacker Trey DePriest). Mosley also recorded eight tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions.
Tough and athletic, with keen instincts, Mosley is constantly around the ball and is often making big plays as a result.
Read more about CJ Mosley at CBSSports.com
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