Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > General Football > NFL Draft


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Bucs

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 28, 1:00 PM
FOX
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2014, 06:34 AM   #1
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Supporter
 
Galax Steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 98,880
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 1,137
Thanked 3,405 Times in 1,440 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default If C.J. Mosley Falls in Round One, Would the Steelers Take Him?

I certainly cannot blame those who feel that the Pittsburgh Steelers need to employ a defensive-heavy draft strategy this May. This team has depth issues at multiple positions, and the glaring holes at nose tackle and cornerback could force the team to look to upgrade those positions early and often in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Although he believes that the Steelers will select a defensive prospect, Charles Davis of NFL.com has the franchise going in an entirely different direction than cornerback and nose tackle with their first round selection. In fact, Davis has Pittsburgh selecting inside linebacker C.J. Mosley of Alabama at number 15 overall in round one of the first installment of his 2014 NFL Mock Draft.

While certain pundits have shown love for cornerbacks like Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert or a nose tackle like Louis Nix III, the Steelers would be out of their minds if they passed up on a prospect like Mosley if he fell to them in the first round.

After a fantastic junior campaign, many believed that Mosley would enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He was coming off of a season in which he led the National Champions in tackles (107), racked up 8.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and caused four turnovers (two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery).

To his credit, Mosley did not hurt his draft stock whatsoever this past fall with his stellar play. He not only led the Tide in tackles (108), tackles for loss (9.0) and quarterback hurries (10). As stout as Mosley is against the run (6’2″ 238 lbs.), the biggest reason why many are high on the linebacker is because of his skill-set when it comes to playing the pass.

Not only can the former Alabama star make plays in front of him, he can hold his own down the field and cover ground between the numbers. Before he became a starter for the Tide in 2012, Mosley was a staple in Alabama’s nickel and dime packages due to his ability to cover large areas of space.

Although inside linebacker might not be as dire of a need as wide receiver, nose tackle or cornerback, adding someone like Mosley to the mix with Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin and a potentially healthy Sean Spence would give the Steelers tremendous depth at the position. Most of all, it would give Pittsburgh’s defense a three-down linebacker who could be a staple on that side of the ball for the next decade.

Unless someone like Mike Evans, Marqise Lee, Darqueze Dennard or Justin Gilbert proves to be too tantalizing to pass up on at number 15 overall, I would have a hard time believing that the Steelers would pass on a linebacker with Mosley’s specific skill-set.

Do I ultimately believe that Mosley will fall beyond the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams at #9, #10, #11 and #13 into Pittsburgh’s laps in round one? Not in the least. Yet if Mosley takes a tumble similar to David DeCastro back in 2012, I would love to see Pittsburgh’s brass rush up to the podium with the Alabama inside linebacker’s name on their draft card.
__________________
Galax Steeler is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Galax Steeler For This Useful Post:
fer522 (01-18-2014), harrison'samonster (01-18-2014), SteelersCanada (01-18-2014)
Old 01-18-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
CanSteel7
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Binbrook, ON Canada
Posts: 275
Gender: Male
Member Number: 25607
Thanks: 30
Thanked 288 Times in 153 Posts
Default Re: If C.J. Mosley Falls in Round One, Would the Steelers Take Him?

I for one would LOVE it if we drafted this kid. Timmons & Mosley would be awesome in the middle of our defense!
CanSteel7 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CanSteel7 For This Useful Post:
harrison'samonster (01-18-2014)
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts