Mosley Thrilled To Be Headed To Big Apple

Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley was selected on Saturday in the NFL Draft by the New York Giants in the fourth round.

Auburn, Ala.--Brandon Mosley, who has played offensive tackle for just two seasons, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday by the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.

"I'm thrilled," Mosley said. "It's still hard to believe and a bit overwhelming. I'm so excited to be a drafted by such a great organization as the New York Giants, who has great players and coaches."

A second team All-SEC pick last season, Mosley is the first player off the 2011 Auburn team to be taken in the draft and becomes the first Tiger to be drafted by the Giants since Reggie Torbor in 2004.

"It was a nerve racking process," Mosley said. "The first day (first round) I knew I wasn't going to get picked. Some of the teams and analysts had me going in the third to fifth rounds, so watching the third round Friday I was real nervous.

"I watched some of it (on television), but I tried not to watch too much. Entering the last day, I just told myself I didn't care where I got picked, or who picked me, I just wanted to get drafted. I couldn't have been more happy when the Giants called."

A two-year starter for the Tigers, Mosley arrived at Auburn as a junior college transfer from Coffeyville, Kan., Community College in January 2010. He had played tight end and defensive end the previous season, but performed well as a starter at right tackle for Auburn's national championship team.

Mosley checked in at 6-5, 314 pounds at the NFL Combine where he ran a 5.21 40-yard dash with a 27-inch vertical jump. He did 30 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Brandon Mosley is shown at Auburn's Pro Day at the indoor facility.

The lineman participated in Auburn's Pro Day, but did not run or lift. Instead, he did lineman agility drills for the NFL scouts.

Mosley was invited to play in the Senior Bowl, but was unable to compete in the all-star game in Mobile due to an illness.


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