C.J. Mosley
C.J. Mosley
26-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Mosley is one of those players who is so steady you might eventually take him for granted, reliably producing in the 130-tackle range while establishing Baltimore as one of the league's most consistent run defenses in the process. He has just one sack in the last two years but had seven in his first two, so positive regression to the mean could be in order. While Mosley sometimes doesn't look the best in coverage, Baltimore isn't in any position to lessen his snap count, which reliably exceeds 1,000 per year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets in March of 2019.
Staying with familiar 3-4 scheme
LBNew York Jets
March 18, 2019
Mosley is expected to play in a 3-4 base scheme under Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, Eric Allen of the team's official website reports.
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Williams is known for a 4-3 defense with heavy blitzing, but he apparently will step out of his comfort zone to accommodate the personnel in New York, where Mosley recently signed a five-year, $85 million contract. The former Raven will line up next to Avery Williamson at inside linebacker, providing the Jets with a formidable, versatile pairing in the middle of their defense. Given Williams' reputation as well as the lack of talent at outside linebacker on the current roster, Mosley and Williamson should have frequent blitzing opportunities, an area where both have shined. The team presumably plans for the two linebackers to occupy every-down roles, with potential for both to hit triple-digit tackles while also chipping in sacks and turnovers. It's hard to say whether Mosley or Williamson will emerge as the superior IDP asset, but both figure to have some degree of value.
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New York JetsJets 2018 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do C.J. Mosley's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.65 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.30 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
2014
Mosley is a bit of a durability worry after missing time with calf, thigh and hamstring injuries last year, but he managed to suit up for all 16 games in the two years prior. When healthy, the 2014 first-round pick is as steady as they come, providing a reliable 100-tackle pace, with a healthy supplement of sacks (seven in his first two years) and interceptions (six in three seasons). He probably doesn't have much upside -- Mosley's career high is 133 tackles on 1,065 snaps -- but it would take an injury to make him a liability as an investment.
Mosley's first two years in the NFL don't hint at a great IDP ceiling, but his steadiness stands out to the point that he's still a low-end LB1 or top-shelf LB2. His career high for tackles (133 in 2014) was done on 1,065 snaps, and given that he's unlikely to exceed 1,100, that 130-tackle range seems like his general cap. Still, he supplements his adequate tackle production (250 in two seasons) with above average pass-rushing activity, heading into his third year with seven sacks to his credit. He dealt with some injuries in college but hasn't missed a game as a pro.
The Ravens drafted Mosley 17th overall last year, and he was all Baltimore could have asked for. Not only did he rank eighth in the league in tackles, with eight for loss, but Mosley also intercepted two passes and improved as a pass rusher by logging three sacks in the final six weeks. After playing 1,065 snaps last year — a huge total for a rookie — Mosley likely will get all the work he can handle in 2015. He underwent a wrist surgery this offseason, but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Even though he's a rookie, there's every reason to believe Mosley will approach LB2 relevance in most IDP formats. The 17th overall pick in this year's draft, Mosley showed exceptional skill at Alabama, displaying ideal play recognition while making plays both as a blitzer and in coverage. The Ravens likely selected him with the intention of making him a three-down player, even ahead of 2013 second-round pick Arthur Brown. Durability is a bit of a concern with Mosley, however – he had significant injuries to his hip, shoulder and elbow while at Alabama. Even if he doesn't play 16 games, Mosley should make his way to 100 tackles.
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Getting $51 million guaranteed
LBBaltimore Ravens
March 12, 2019
Mosley is expected to sign with the Jets on a five-year, $85 million contract that includes $51 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Not tagged before deadline
LBBaltimore Ravens
March 5, 2019
Mosley didn't receive a franchise tag from the Ravens prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Unlikely to return to Baltimore
LBBaltimore Ravens
March 4, 2019
The Ravens aren't likely to use their franchise tag on Mosley during the offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Could get franchise tag
LBBaltimore Ravens
January 30, 2019
General manager Eric DeCosta acknowledged Mosley is a candidate to receive the franchise tag, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Leads best defense in NFL in 2018
LBBaltimore Ravens
January 17, 2019
Mosley recorded 105 tackles (70 solo), five passes defensed and one interception across 15 games in the 2018 season.
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