Now that he is done covering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has now released his latest mock draft for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and this time has Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley being selected 15th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers defense needs help up the middle and Mosley is a ready-made pro.
That’s a pretty brief justification for the pick and it’s plausible that Mosley could have the Steelers eyes.
Lawrence Timmons isn’t getting any younger and we really still don’t know whether or not Sean Spence will ever play a down as he continues to fight back from the knee injury suffered during the preseason of his rookie year.
In addition to Timmons and Spence, Vince Williams has still yet to show he can stay on the field for obvious passing downs and until he does, there will always be questions. Mosley is a three-down player, however, and he should already have a good grasp of the basics of the 3-4 defense. If there was ever an inside linebacker in this draft that could probably start day one in the Steelers defense, Mosley would be the one.
Mosley is more of a mack prospect than he is a buck, but with those distinctions and roles blurring more and more each year in the Steelers defense, thanks to the demise of the fullback, playing alongside Timmons shouldn’t be an issue.
Mosley has a solid character and comes from a top-notch program and while many will make solid arguments against him being the selection, there will be an equal amount of good ones as to why he could be.
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