Ravens sign first-round pick, ILB Mosley

Ravens sign first-round pick, ILB Mosley
May 27, 2014, 3:15 pm
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First-round pick C. J. Mosley has signed with the Ravens, the team announced Tuesday. The inside linebacker from Alabama, the No. 17 pick overall, is expected to compete with Arthur Brown for a starting job. According to the collective bargaining agreement as the 17th pick, Mosley was slotted to sign a four-year deal worth $8.78 million, including a fifth-year option and $4.711 million signing bonus. 

Third-round safety Terrence Brooks is the only Ravens draft pick still unsigned.

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Coach John Harbaugh was impressed with Mosley during rookie minicamp, and the Ravens view him as a defensive fixture for years to come. Mosley will have veteran inside linebacker Daryl Smith to lean on for advice. 

“He seems very comfortable in a defense,” Harbaugh said. “He understands the game very well. He’s been really well coached obviously (at Alabama).

“It’s not like he doesn’t know what gap he is fitting in. It’s not like he doesn’t know what adjustment to make. That’s a long way ahead for a rookie. Plus, he is athletic and he moves around really well.”