The Ravens are coming off a down year, a year which highlighted some flaws and holes on the team. The Ravens need to get younger, and they need their younger players to step up and fill the voids they were drafted to fill. However, there are a few young players who have excelled and performed exceptionally well for the team. One of those players in inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, who has started every game since he came out of Alabama in the 2014 draft. The former Crimson Tide player has not only started every game, he has also led the team in defensive snaps, and barely left the field.
Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
Mosley might not have followed up his sterling rookie campaign with the All-Pro leap forward people were expecting in 2015, but he is still one of the top young players in the NFL. The Baltimore ILB compiled over 100 tackles while being adequate in coverage. Look for him -- and the entire Ravens team -- to be healthier this coming season ... and much better.
The Ravens are ecstatic with the production and work ethic Mosley has displayed since day 1. While he still has room for improvement, he has more than justified his draft slot. Hopefully he can anchor the Ravens for another decade, continuing the legacy of Ravens linebackers being dominant forces in the NFL.