2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alabama LB CJ Mosley

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CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama

6ft 2in | 234lbs | Senior

Positives

+ Good athlete with ability to change direction and make plays.

+ Has used that athleticism to play well in coverage, dropping back regularly.

+ Often gets his hands on the ball in coverage, causing incompletions.

+ Adept at getting through traffic to make plays.

+ Great tackler, makes plays against the run.

+ Technically sound in most aspects of the game, won't need much developmental time in the NFL.

+ One of the leaders of the vaunted Alabama Crimson Tide defence.

Negatives

- Whilst he breaks up passes in coverage, he has 'brick hands', unable to intercept the ball

- Has long-standing injury issues which teams are allegedly worried about

- Isn't an effective blitzer

- Doesn't always display great recognition skills

- Lack of strength could be an issue at the next level

- Could be slightly undersized for some teams

Grade: Top 10 pick