OT BRANDON MOSLEY – AUBURN – 6-5, 314
Interesting background. 2-year starter at OT after coming over from JC, where he split time at DE and TE. Was a TE/LB in high school. Auburn was his first time on the OL and he did a very good job considering that. Not a polished player, as you would imagine, but has good size and is a natural athlete.
Played mostly RT at Auburn, but did get some time at LT as well. Started at LT vs Utah State in the 2011 season opener. Didn’t play with confidence and you could see he was trying to adjust to the position. Put on the Iron Bowl game (Bama) and you see a completely different guy. Mosley was the RT in that and was a much more confident player. And significantly better.
Pass blocking needs work. Moves well laterally, but didn’t show the quickness/agility to handle speed rushers smoothly. Can beat them with positioning and toughness. Anchors well when he gets his feet set. Smart OL. Shows good awareness in pass pro. Has the potential to get much better in pass pro. Needs reps and coaching. Also, playing in a 2-point stance for virtually his entire college career didn’t help matters. Makes guys play too high.
Mosley is a good run blocker. You can see his defensive background. Aggressive, feisty blocker. Good down blocker. Seals well on runs to his side. Uses his hands well. Has some pop. Very good at blocking on the second level. Gets upfield quickly and is able to engage, then sustain blocks on LBs. Early in the year he was reaching, but played his way out of that.
Battled meningitis and that forced him to miss the Senior Bowl. Had a very good workout at the Combine (30 reps, 5.21 40, 27 VJ, 7.43 3-cone). Can definitely play RT or G in the NFL. LT is possible, depending on how much better he gets with coaching and the system he plays in. Should go in the 3rd/4th round.