NFL Draft Profiles: Inside Linebackers For The Chiefs To Consider

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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


HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 234 COLLEGE: Alabama

40 TIME: 4.63 BENCH: n/a 3-CONE: 7.30

General consensus seems to be Mosley is the best inside linebacker in the draft, who could find himself going with one of the top 10 picks overall. However, his stock has been dropping of late due to concerns about injuries and the medical information that has been gathered about him. There also seems to be a stigma around Alabama linebackers that they come to the NFL beat up.

Assuming good health, Mosley has the best chance of filling the Derrick Johnson role of all the other linebackers in the draft. He’s not as athletic as Johnson, but he is very physical and can make plays.

Mosley gives the Chiefs a quality inside linebacker to play more of their base 34 defense. He’s not great in coverage at the moment, but he’s not a liability either. His physical nature should also be useful in creating pressure up the middle while blitzing.

Here’s Rob Rang on Mosley.

"The leader of the Crimson Tide’s suffocating defense, Mosley is highly thought of among the scouting community and could end up as a top 10 pick in May. Mosley is as well-rounded and disciplined a linebacker as this draft class has to offer."

Mosley is expected to be a first round pick but some rumors have him falling into the second round.