Green Bay Packers: First round prospects of interest

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1. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama – 6-2, 234 pounds

Why he makes sense:  Selecting C.J. Mosley would allow for taking the best player available and would provide a significant upgrade at inside linebacker for the Packers. Mosley has great instincts and has the ability to quickly diagnose a play. His ability in coverage is something the Packers lack from their current linebacker group. His versatility and physical brand of football would be a welcomed addition in Green Bay.

Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley
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Why he might not:  Mosley has some durability concerns. He has had some injuries at Alabama, but nothing that kept him from putting together an impressive collegiate resume.He also might have a hard time turning and running with more athletic tight ends. He is better in zone coverage. Finding reasons not to select Mosley are more difficult than finding reasons to just go ahead and make the pick. 

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  • Dan

    I really like Van Noy as a surprise pick for the Packers in round one. I’ve heard some say the Packers might consider center Weston Richburg in round one, but this seems like a bit of a reach.

  • Lukeskywalker88

    I like Ebron, Van Noy, and Shazier. The 1st round is too early for a WR unless you’re certain he’s the next Calvin Johnson or AJ Green. Special LBs, Ss, and TEs aren’t as common as special WRs. I don’t think Calvin Pryor is a 1st round pick, but Clinton-Dix would be worth it if he fell to 21. Van Noy and Shazier might be able to be traded up for in the second, though. I’d take Mosley, probably.