Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) runs toward Oklahoma Sooners ball carrier during the second half of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Mosley to visit Tennessee Titans


Former Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley will visit the Tennessee Titans Sunday and Monday, per Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt off the Tennessean. 

Mosley is one of the top linebacker prospects in this May’s draft, and is almost certain to be taken in the first round. At Alabama, he was a tackling machine, who lead the team in tackles in both his junior and senior seasons, while being named a consensus All-American in both seasons as well. Mosley shared SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors with Missouri’s Michael Sam last season, and also won the Butkus Award in 2013, which is given annually to the best linebacker in college football.

There are a lot of teams in the middle of the first round where Mosley would fit as a versatile inside linebacker, and Tennessee is among those teams. Last season, the Titans had a solid defense lead by strong play in the secondary, but lacked playmakers, especially in the front seven. Mosley would give them a boost at middle linebacker, and would likely lead the team in tackles if he started all 16 games. He is a dynamic enough player to be an inside LB in either the 4-3 or the 3-4, which might be Tennessee’s formation next year with Ray Horton in as the new defensive coordinator.

The first round of this year’s draft won’t hear as many names called from Bama as in previous years, but Mosley and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are two Round 1 locks from another decorated Crimson Tide defense.

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