Gil Brandt opinions on three defenders in 2014 draft

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    C.J. Mosley - LB - Crimson Tide's Gil Brandt compares Alabama senior ILB C.J. Mosley to former Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks.

    "He's certainly a playmaker like Brooks was at Florida State," Brandt writes. "Alabama plays two really good teams down the stretch, LSU and Auburn. It will be a good barometer for where Mosley fits into the draft. Don't count on it being too high, and it has nothing to do with this tremendous talent; teams don't traditionally spend high picks on inside linebackers, a position that isn't valued as high as, say, pass rushers." Mosley, 6-foot-2 3/8, 228 pounds, 4.55 40-yard dash, has collected a team-high 59 tackles this season.

    Nov 4 - 8:37 PM

    Khalil Mack - LB - Bulls
    Buffalo senior LB Khalil Mack's game has regressed as the season has progressed, according to's Gil Brandt.

    Anyone that follows college football or the draft process knows that Mack was a wrecking ball in the season opener against Ohio State. "I believe if the draft had been held after that game he would have been a top 10 pick," Brandt wrote. The veteran evaluator, however, hasn't been as impressed with Mack since that game. "He's played OK since but not anywhere close to that level," Brandt wrote. "Scouts will want to see what is truer, his game against the Buckeyes or the ones that followed."

    Nov 4 - 8:27 PM

    Trent Murphy - DL - Cardinal's Gil Brandt believes Stanford senior OLB Trent Murphy "can be an edge rusher in the NFL."

    Brandt called the 6-foot-6, 260 pounder (4.75 40) "a very good player." Murphy has accumulated 9.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss on the season. Brandt believes Murphy could be hurt at the NFL Combine because Stanford's weight program emphasizes preventing injuries, not necessarily on increasing strength and speed. Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay considers Murphy a second-round prospect.

    Nov 4 - 8:19 PM

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