Aug 4, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) during practice at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Dick Butkus gives ringing endorsement to Alabama LB C.J. Mosley


After a stellar career as the leader of the Alabama Crimson Tide defense, linebacker C.J. Mosley is now getting set for a career in the NFL as he prepares for the upcoming draft this May. And if you as one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game, Dick Butkus, whoever decides to take that chance on Mosley will be pretty lucky. Damn lucky, to be exact.

Recently, Butkus had some words to offer about the man who won the award this past season that’s named in his honor, and he pulled no punches in basically calling Mosley the best LB in the bunch.

“Whoever gets C.J. Mosley in the draft is going to be pretty damn lucky,” said Dick Butkus, the Hall of Fame linebacker whose Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker, went to Mosley this year. “C.J. is a serious kid who is not flamboyant. His approach was my approach: ‘Go about your business. Let your actions speak for you.’ Any 4-3 team that wants that talented middle linebacker is going to be really happy with him.”

As far as a linebacker goes, you really can’t get any better, more humbling praise than that from Butkus. Now, it’s almost time to see if he can live up to those lofty expectations.

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