Packers prospect profile: ILB CJ Mosley
C.J. Mosley, ILB Alabama, 6-2, 234 pounds, Hometown: Theodore, AL
40 time: N/A
Vertical jump: 35″
225 lb. bench: N/A
Broad jump: 9’8″
3-Cone Drill: 7.30
News and Notes:
He was the leader of the Crimson Tide’s suffocating defense in 2013 on his way to winning the Butkus award for being college football’s best linebacker . His 107 tackles in 2012 were the second highest by an Alabama player in the past 25 years. Had a key interception against LSU in the BCS National Championship Game.
What they’re saying about him:
- NFL.com: Exceptional instincts — triggers fast downhill. Outstanding urgency. Plays with very good knee bend, balance and base. Secure, drive-through tackler. Hits with explosion and jars ball carriers on impact. Excellent lateral agility — flows fast and ranges to the sideline. Has a narrow build. Has been slowed by elbow, hip and shoulder injuries throughout his career and long-term durability will require thorough inspection by medical examiners. Gets hung up on the blitz (shoulder stiffness) and must learn how to use more finesse picking a side instead of relying on bull power and striking blockers down the middle.
- CBSSports.com: : 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. 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.
- This was an all-time classic college football game and Mosley rose to the moment. He had a season high 10 solo tackles in this game despite the Alabama loss.
- Auburn runs a lot of the read option and play a similar style offense to what the 49ers run. Mosley played well and gave good chase to Marshall.
- Look at the hit around 3:40. A very violent but very clean collision. Mosley is a hammer.