Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) runs toward Oklahoma Sooners ball carrier during the second half of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills NFL Draft Player Profile: CJ Mosley

CJ Mosley is an ILB out of Alabama.  He stands at 6’2 and weighs 234 #s.  Mosley has been ranked as first in his position and 16th overall for a projection by the CBS analysts.

At the Combine, Mosley did not run the 40 yard dash or compete in the bench press.  He did, however, compete in the broad jump, vertical, cone and shuffle drills.  For the vertical, Mosley reigned in a 35 and for the broad jump a 9’8″.  His cone and shuffle drills were average at a 7.30 and a 4.40.

CBS analysts have Mosley going as high as 8th to the Vikings and as low as 26th to the Browns.  They also see Mosley going to the Packers at 21 and the Ravens at 17.

Strengths for Mosley include he has a high football IQ which leads to not making mistakes.  He also has a good awareness and is able to drive the ball carriers back.

Weaknesses for Mosley include his tackling is not always consistent.  He sometimes will drop his head or dive at a carrier rather than following through with proper form.

CBS compares Mosley to…

“COMPARES TO: Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Like David, Mosley’s combination of toughness, elite instincts and superb athleticism offer the versatility of lining up inside or out, and have enabled him to be one of the nation’s top all-around linebackers.”

Mosley’s weaknesses are things that can be taught.  He is a strong middle linebacker that would only help the Bills.  Although, I believe Mosley to be a good fit for the Bills and moving Kiko to OLB will be a better fit for him, I don’t see the Bills taking Mosley at 9, unless there is not an available player, that we have already looked at; Evans, Watkins, Matthews, or Robinson.  If none of these top 10 players are available, I believe that this is the only way that the Bills will look at Mosley at the 9th position.

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