A true interior stopper: focuses and anticipates exceptionally well, then uses his quickness and hustle to make plays on either ball-carriers or passes. Fundamentally superb as a tackler and a high-motor, hard hitter. Has the athleticism to cover tight ends and uses his big hands for interceptions.
Somewhat injury-prone, in part due to his smashmouth style. While athletic he's not particularly fluid in space, and doesn't make up for it with above-average size. While he does a nice job in coverage he doesn't flash soft hands or big-play return skills.
Emerging star inside linebacker.
Career Honors & Awards
Dick Butkus Award
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the Baltimore Ravens to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 1st round (17th Overall) in 2014.
Mosley works with first-team, likely starter | 06/21/2014 10:27 AM
Ravens first-round ILB C.J. Mosely is likely to be a Week 1 starter.
Mosely has worked alongside Daryl Smith with the first-team defense during OTAs, reportedly showing off his athleticism in both individual and team drills. Second-year ILB Arthur Brown will push him, but barring injury Mosely will be an every-down player for the Ravens this season.
Ravens signed No. 17 overall pick ILB C.J. Mosley to a four-year contract.
The four-year pact comes with a fifth-year club option for 2018. The Ravens viewed Mosley as a top-ten talent in the 2014 draft and took him after TE Eric Ebron failed to fall past the Lions at ninth overall. The Rams were also said to be eyeing Mosley in a trade-up scenario with the Ravens. Mosley is expected to be an immediate starter and every-down player next to Daryl Smith. Second-year ILB Arthur Brown will put some heat on Mosley this summer.
Ravens see Mosley as an immediate starter | 05/17/2014 11:40 AM
ESPN Ravens' reporter Jamison Hensley believes the Ravens view rookie ILB C.J. Mosley as an immediate starter and every-down linebacker.
The Ravens already had Arthur Brown and Daryl Smith on their roster when they selected Mosley with the No. 17 overall pick, so it is not imperative Mosley steps up as a starter right away. It is not surprising, however, the Ravens have high expectations for a player they reportedly viewed as a top-ten talent. With Smith almost a lock to start, Mosley will compete with Brown for the other starting inside 'backer position.
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 'backer. Mosley (6-foot-2 1/8, 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, returning three 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. Look for Brown and Mosley to compete for a starting job, with the "loser" as an oft-used nickel 'backer.