As of now, Mobile-native C.J. Mosley is on the roster for this year’s Senior Bowl in his hometown. However, that might not be for long. Mosley, a linebacker for Alabama, is rated one of the best in the country for his position, and projected top be selected in the top-10 in the NFL Draft. Because of his high draft stock, Senior Bowl Executive Director, Phil Savage, is doubtful that Mosley will play in the all star game.
“He is really a good player, he’s a four-down linebacker, he’s going to be attractive to most any NFL team regardless of the system they run. I think this situation here though, it’s your hometown and it’s the exposure to all 32 teams in terms of the interviews and getting to work with a pro-style coaching staff in terms of this year being the Jacksonville Jaguars. I don’t think he had anything to lose – I think he had something to gain, I don’t think it would have hurt him if he would have participated one way or the other. I think most people know what he’s all about,” said Mosley.
Earlier this week, Mobile-native and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron announced that he will not be playing in the Senior Bowl. However, the all star game will feature a few other local players:
- Jay Prosch, Auburn Fullback (UMS-Wright)
- Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois Safety (Davidson)
- Solomon Patten, Florida Wide Receiver (Murphy)
The 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl will kick off Saturday, January 25at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Game time if set for 3 p.m.