Youngster C.J Mosley will look to be the next great linebacker in Baltimore Ravens history. Mosley will look to fill the void as the middle linebacker on the team. The Ravens had other needs to fill, but passing up on Mosley at pick No. 17 in the first round of the NFL Draft would have been a mistake.
Mosley will be depended on from day one as the Ravens’ defense needs playmakers. At Alabama, Mosley was a two-time captain and was known to be a favorite of head coach Nick Saban. Mosley has the ability to be a three-down linebacker, which is vital in today’s NFL. With teams using spread offense schemes from college, it is important to have players like Mosley on the field.
Training camp will show that Mosley is ready to take the brunt of the work at the middle linebacker position. Playing in the SEC will make it an easier transition for Mosley, due to it being a conference that is probably the closest to the NFL. During training camp, the only competition Mosley has to be worried about is himself, and it will be up to him to make an immediate impact on the field.
Mosley, who is known to be a student of the game, will have to dive into the team’s playbook, since the middle linebacker has so much responsibility. Ray Lewis is one year removed from the NFL, and the Ravens missed that presence on the field and in the locker room. Mosley has huge shoes to fill, and if he is half of the player Lewis was, then the Ravens will have themselves a star.