#8. C.J. Mosley
After an illustrious college career, CJ Mosley entered the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was selected in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. Carrying the lessons learned from his time with Nick Saban at Alabama, Mosley continued to excel at the professional level, earning multiple Pro Bowl selections and establishing himself as one of the premier linebackers in the NFL.
Alabama’s C.J. Mosley has been a tackling machine and a defensive leader throughout his career. A complete linebacker with excellent instincts, coverage skills, and the ability to stop the run, Mosley’s presence on the field greatly impacts the defenses of the Ravens and the Jets.
Mosley has been selected to 5 pro bowls during his career and has only missed significant time for one season. With 914 career tackles, 11 interceptions, and 11.5 sacks per Pro Football Reference, his contributions have made him one of the top linebackers in the league. He has been the definition of consistency.
Mosley has been a defensive anchor for both the Ravens and now the Jets. He is the type of player who always seems to be at the right place at the right time. C.J. continues to be one of the few linebackers in the league who can do it all.