C.J. Mosely Predraft Summary Analysis

What was the word on the defensive tackle before the draft?

C.J. Mosley, Missouri, 6-2, 312 — Fourth-year junior ... Two-year starter who had 128 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss and 12-1/2 sacks in that span ... Played alongside Atiyyah Ellison for the Tigers ... First Team All-Big 12 as a senior ... Explosive off the snap ... Has good power and gets into offensive linemen quickly ... Good closing speed ... Chases down plays to the outside ... Doesn't always play with good leverage and will get pushed backwards on occasion ... Is aggressive and will take himself out of plays ... Inconsistent effort ... Ran a 5.09 40 at the Combine with 27 reps of 225 pounds, a 27-1/2 inch vertical jump, a 8-6 broad jump and a Wonderlic score of 19.

PROJECTION: Like his teammate Ellison, he has a chance to go late on the first day, but needs to work harder on his conditioning and dedication or he could be a third-round bust.

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