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Coming off an outstanding senior season at Alabama that ended with him earning the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker, Mosley is arguably the most well-rounded player at his position in the NFL draft and could be picked in the early part of the first round. Beyond the physical gifts he's displayed, the versatile inside linebacker established himself as a true leader for a 2013 Crimson Tide defense that was ranked fourth in the country. Known off the field as soft-spoken and measured, the biggest knock on Mosley has seemed to be a slew of injuries that have hampered him at times in his career, including shoulder, elbow and hip issues that could scare off some teams. He's also considered somewhat small for his position but makes up for it with solid field vision, good instincts and great strength that leads to explosive tackles. Mosley led the Tide in total tackles in 2012 (107) - he was a finalist for the Butkus Award that season - and again in 2013 (108) and was a consensus All-America selection both years. He would have likely been a first-round pick after his junior year but opted to return to Alabama and improve his game, a mature decision that NFL teams hold in high regard when looking to build a stable locker room. Mosley declined to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine due to a minor injury, but he obliged the scouts at Alabama's pro day and was impressive at roughly 4.6 seconds. The Tide went 40-7 with two national titles during Mosley's tenure at the school, and coach Nick Saban has said he'd have a hard time thinking of 10 better players to take - at any position - in this year's draft.