Ravens take LB Mosley with 17th overall pick

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Mosley deflected 19 passes, had five interceptions and caused two fumbles while at Alabama. He returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns.

“He’s fast, instinctive, smart, playmaker,” Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said. “People always ask about best player available and what that means. He was the best available player on our board and he would’ve been the best available player on our board at 10.”

Newsome said the Ravens initially received several phone calls while they were on the clock.

“By the time we got to six minutes, there were no calls,” he said. “So we’re just elated to have C.J. Mosley as a part of our football team.”

Little did Mosley know that when he met Lewis last summer, the two would forever have a connection as the first two inside linebackers drafted in the first round by the Ravens - 19 years apart.

Mosley won’t soon forget the encounter.

“I felt just like a little kid at a candy shop,” he said. “I see him all the time on TV, all the great speeches he’s done. That’s just something I can knock off my bucket list. I’m just glad I got the honor of seeing him.”

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