In the first round of the #MockOne online draft, the Green Bay Packers have selected Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley with the 21st overall selection.
Utlimately, the Packers got the No. 1 inside linebacker to come off the board.
Mosley seems to be a player born and bred to play inside linebacker, the type that instinctively knows where each run and pass is going before the rest of the defense.
Arguably able to take on offensive linemen, use his hands and shed blocks better than any other linebacker in this year's draft class, Mosley would join a position long on options but short on playmaking ability in Green Bay.
A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones are the incumbent starters, although Mosley would figure to make a strong push to join the starting lineup if selected by the Packers.
Ultimately, the decision may be made by the doctors in Green Bay, who had the opportunity to medically examine Mosley at the NFL Combine back in February. There are rumors circulating the Alabama linebacker may have health concerns that will impact his draft status, but they've gone unconfirmed.
In the interests of full disclosure, my first choice would have been Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, who was also available, but I was out-voted by other members of our team. I was not particularly disappointed considering Mosley was my second choice.
Should the Packers be faced with a decision to pick between Mosley and Shazier in next week's actual draft, they'll be in a win-win situation.
Louisville safety Calvin Pryor was considered to be the third option behind the pair of linebackers.
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