Mosley Anxious To See What Future Holds

Brandon Mosley discusses the NFL Draft and his wild ride from tight end to offensive lineman.

Auburn, Ala.—It has been a long journey from Jefferson (Ga.) High to possibly the NFL for offensive tackle Brandon Mosley. A defensive lineman and tight end when he arrived at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, Mosley switched to the offensive line when he got to Auburn two years ago and hasn't looked back.

"It has been wild," Mosley said. "It has been the whole ride to tell you the truth. Just going from junior college all the way out in Kansas and then coming back home to play for a great university, and then playing offensive line and starting in the national championship game, it has been a wild ride. I have enjoyed every moment of it. It's kind of hard to believe. It probably won't hit me until after I'm in a mini-camp for a team. It's just hard to believe I'm about to play offensive line in the NFL."

Where and with who remains to be seen for Mosley as he's worked out with the Atlanta Falcons and heard from several more teams. Training in Arizona before the combine and in his hometown since then, Mosley said he's been working out on his own and trying to stay as relaxed as possible.

Brandon Mosley

With his future on the line and unsure of where he'll wind up, Mosley said staying calm is easier said than done.

"I'm trying to keep my mind off it, but then I downloaded an APP to my phone to keep up with it," Mosley said. "It's a dream to play in the NFL at the next level. It's finally here. The best thing to do is try to keep your mind off things and not watch it too much, but it's hard not to.

"I wanted to do something with my friends and family, but I thought that would be too stressful," Mosley added. "I'm going to do something small with my family. I don't even really want to watch it, but I can't stay away. I'm not going to do anything special."

Measuring in at 6-5, 314 at the NFL Combine, Mosley put up some solid numbers with a 40-yard dash time of 5.21 seconds and doing 30 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press to go along with a 27-inch vertical leap. With that explosive ability and still learning how to play offensive line, Mosley could be a good option not only at tackle but also guard on the next level. He said he hasn't heard that much from teams yet, but he's willing to do whatever it takes.

"You want to be able to play more than one position in the NFL to be more valuable to a team," Mosley said. "If somebody goes down and gets hurt, because they don't carry a lot of people on the roster, it helps to be able to play both positions. I have had a bunch of teams ask me if I've played guard and some teams just mentioned tackle. None have asked me to move inside."

After two seasons at Auburn and earning Second-Team All-SEC honors as a senior, Mosley said he's excited to take the next step in his football life. While he'll be moving on the big lineman said that Auburn will always hold a special place in his heart because of his time on the Plains.

"Really it will be all the bonds and friendships that I've gained," Mosley said. "Really I just lived a great life at Auburn. The community and the fans were wonderful. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm glad I made the decision I made. I had a great time. The friendships and the bonds I made, I miss being away from it already."

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