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CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:22:30 PM »
CJ Mosley is supposed to be a very good cover LB'er, and I don't know about you guys but I'm kind of sick of having ILB's that can't cover that well. It may be a little early to make a move like this, but we could draft CJ Mosley to eventually replace Hawk. We won't be able to move Hawk because that would cost us $7.45 million by my estimation (to see his contract, go here: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/a.j.-hawk/), but we could use Mosley in passing downs and it would give depth. And obviously a lot of LB's can be on the field at the same time so it's nice to have versatility there as the LB position is the defensive equivalent to the TE position.

Mosley is only a junior so a lot of this will be dependent on if he even comes out, and in the end I think we'll end up going another way, but if you told me now that we ended up with CJ Mosley in the draft I'd actually be pretty excited. Here's his profie: http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=110707&draftyear=2014&genpos=OLB
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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 12:18:08 AM »
Linebacker from Alabama is a pretty good idea IMO.  I know Rolando McClain didn't turn out as well as hoped, but he's on Oakland.  I'd like to see a guy like Mosley in Green Bay.
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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 04:07:51 PM »
He projects outside IMO. not sure hevhasvthe size to play inside.
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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 09:25:00 PM »
Well, Hawk plays ILB at 242 lbs. Mosley is around 232 lbs. He would have to put on some weight, but I see no reason that he couldn't. Almost everybody is projecting Alec Ogletree GEORGIA as an ILB and he's only projected to be 2 lbs heavier than Mosley at 234 lbs. The fact is that 4-3 OLB's project to ILB in the 3-4. I'm assuming you meant that Mosley projects as a 4-3 OLB and not a 3-4 OLB as 3-4 OLB's are closer to 255-260. I see no reason that Mosley can't play 3-4 ILB.
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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 07:17:39 AM »
Well, Hawk plays ILB at 242 lbs. Mosley is around 232 lbs. He would have to put on some weight, but I see no reason that he couldn't. Almost everybody is projecting Alec Ogletree GEORGIA as an ILB and he's only projected to be 2 lbs heavier than Mosley at 234 lbs. The fact is that 4-3 OLB's project to ILB in the 3-4. I'm assuming you meant that Mosley projects as a 4-3 OLB and not a 3-4 OLB as 3-4 OLB's are closer to 255-260. I see no reason that Mosley can't play 3-4 ILB.

You really dont want Mosley to put on much, his speed is one of his greatest assets. along with his quickness  Can he play inside, sure...he does play some WIL at Bama  but I would rather see him on the outside

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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 02:07:04 PM »
Well, Hawk plays ILB at 242 lbs. Mosley is around 232 lbs. He would have to put on some weight, but I see no reason that he couldn't. Almost everybody is projecting Alec Ogletree GEORGIA as an ILB and he's only projected to be 2 lbs heavier than Mosley at 234 lbs. The fact is that 4-3 OLB's project to ILB in the 3-4. I'm assuming you meant that Mosley projects as a 4-3 OLB and not a 3-4 OLB as 3-4 OLB's are closer to 255-260. I see no reason that Mosley can't play 3-4 ILB.

You really dont want Mosley to put on much, his speed is one of his greatest assets. along with his quickness  Can he play inside, sure...he does play some WIL at Bama  but I would rather see him on the outside

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Here we agree. I think he's better suited for the 4-3 OLB, but I still think he can play inside and be effective. It really does come down to how much weight Mosley can put on without losing speed, and most college players put on some muscle weight without losing speed. Maybe he doesn't even have to get up to 240. I mean if he gets up to like 237, I think that's fine and he can just play as an undersized ILB that is really good in coverage. I think having that ILB pass-covering specialist is worth a draft pick.
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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 04:30:49 PM »
Personally, next to DE ILB is Green Bay's biggest need. We never really saw what they had in Smith and Bishop's injury is bad, real bad. I don't see anyone replacing Hawk in the near future. I don't understand what all the gripe about him has been. He has been the leader of the defense for a while now, and you're talking about replacing him? He does his job. I don't see anyone putting Bishop down when he was torched by Antonio Gates all game last year or the year before.

Too much emphasis is put on size when all you need to do is look at is the tape. This kid can play. He's got the mind to play inside and the ability to play outside. Who cares if he is 10 pounds lighter than he should be. He will definitely put on some weight just by becoming a man, and physical training in the NFL you can bet your bottom dollar on it.

Worth a first round pick? IDK that's a tough call.

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Re: CJ Mosley - Potential Packers 1st Rounder
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 05:01:57 PM »
I think ILB could definitely be a useful target.  As you say, an ILB who can cover would be super useful.  Bishop is hurt, Hawk and Bishop are both getting up there.  If you draft an ILB in 2013, and he becomes a key player by 2014, Hawk and Bishop will both be 30.  I wouldn't pass on a great prospect under the assumption that a couple of 30-year-old ILB's are going to block the position for years.