Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) during the second half at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
The Bears could certainly use help to fix their defense, which has been historically bad this season. Mosley is the top ranked linebacker according CBS Sports’ latest profile. The 6’2″, 232 senior linebacker was recently named a First Team All American. He’s the leader of the Crimson Tide’s defense, so playing top competition and big games would be nothing new. Here’s his profile from CBS Sports:
"STRENGTHS: 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. WEAKNESSES: 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. 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."
This selection is particularly interesting in light of recent comments from Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery, who stated that Jonathan Bostic might move to the outside, where it would be a better fit to his unique talents.
Be sure to check out the full Mock Draft and see who else might be available when the Bears select.