C.J. Mosley Scouting Report

C.J. MOSLEY – LB – ALABAMA

C.J. Mosley

Strengths:

A tough, physical defender with great size. Quick in small areas with a good burst. Shows good fluidity and ability to change directions in space. Physical run defender who relishes contact. Great at shedding blocks and is not afraid to take on lineman head on. Does an excellent job of shooting gaps and getting penetration. Filters through the line well. Will throw his body in the mix to plug up gaps. Excellent tackler who rarely misses. Shows the ability to extend and make the tackle while being blocked. Above average cover linebacker who is excellent at recognizing developing routes. Reads the quarterbacks eyes well to block passing lanes. Has the athleticism to pick up backs out of the back-field. High football IQ player who makes impact plays. Can play inside in the 4-3 and 3-4. Would not be miscast as a SAM in the 4-3.

Weaknesses:

Would like to see him not drop his head as much at times against the run. Raw as a blitzer who resorts to throwing his body around at lineman. Might lack top end speed despite being nimble.

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Athleticism: 3.5
Instincts: 4.0
Point of Attack: 4.0
Coverage: 3.5
Pass Rush: 2.0
Tackling: 5.0
Intangibles: 3.0

Verdict: Love him

A terrific and well-rounded linebacker prospect who should excel at the next level.

Grade: 1st Round

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