Here Are the Top Inside Linebackers in the 2014 NFL Draft
C.J. Mosley, Alabama (6-2, 234)
Mosley is the only inside backer projected to be a first-round pick. He was expected to be a top 15 pick when all of this draft hullabaloo started, but it looks like he’s sliding down the board slightly, which could be great news for the Packers. He’s not sliding for anything he’s done per se. Other guys are rising and inside linebacker typically isn’t a position teams address with a high pick. Plus, he’s had some injuries. Mosley is, however, almost the total package. He’s quick, instinctive, a good tackler, solid against the run — all traits the Packers lack — and has a great work ethic. In 2013, Mosley posted 107 tackles, including nine for a loss.
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