Linebacker: CJ Mosley
Mosley is a monster at linebacker, and I don’t think there is any other way to describe him. The former Alabama star is coming off a year in Baltimore where he racked up 102 tackles in the 15 games he played.
Mosley would answer a lot of questions that the Broncos have at linebacker, with the biggest one being durability.
Brandon Marshall has been a great piece for the Broncos defense but it was a struggle to keep him on the field. Marshall’s lingering knee and hamstring problems are key reasons the team drafted Josey Jewell in the fourth round this past season. Jewell flashed this season but not enough to give him the keys just yet.
The Broncos defense last year struggled with almost everything but struggled the most with covering running backs out the backfield and Mosley’s ability to diagnose plays is one of the fastest in the league. He’s a vintage linebacker. He can come down and lay the wood on running back in the hole or drop back into coverage and snag interceptions.
The run support he would bring changes the whole dynamic of the defense. When they can stop the run, Denver’s defense is scary because we know its going to be open season for Von Miller and Bradley Chubb on the quarterback.
At age 26, Mosley still has a lot of tread on his tires, so locking him into a three-year deal would put Denver into a position to dominate the AFC again.