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2014 NFL Draft middle linebacker rankings

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It's C.J. Mosley and everyone else.

Among 2014 NFL Draft middle linebackers, it's C.J. Mosley and everyone else. The gap between Mosley and the next best middle linebacker is greater than any other No. 1 to No. 2 player in a position this year.

Mosley is an instinctual linebacker who knows when to work around block and when to go through them. Mosley is nearly a complete package at linebacker. In addition to his instincts, he's a good athlete and a sound tackler.

The rest of the middle linebacker group this year is a mixed bag. Shayne Skov of Stanford has the instincts but isn't overly athletic. Chris Borland of Wisconsin is a good all-around package, but some will discount him because of his size.

1. C.J. Mosley | 6'2, 234 pounds | Middle linebacker | Alabama
2. Shayne Skov | 6'2, 245 pounds | Middle linebacker | Stanford
3. Chris Borland | 5'11 1/2, 248 pounds | Middle linebacker | Wisconsin
4. Yawin Smallwood | 6'2 1/4, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | Connecticut
5. Avery Williamson | 6'1, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | Kentucky
6. Jordan Zumwalt | 6'4, 235 pounds | Middle linebacker | UCLA
7. Max Bullough | 6'3 1/2, 249 pounds | Middle linebacker | Michigan State
8. Lamin Barrow | 6'1 3/8, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | LSU
9. Greg Blair | 6'2, 252 pounds | Middle linebacker | Cincinnati
10. Preston Brown | 6'1 1/4, 251 pounds | Middle linebacker | Louisville
11. DeDe Lattimore | 6'1, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | South Florida
12. Andrew Jackson | 6'1, 254 pounds | Middle linebacker | Western Kentucky
13. James Morris | 6'0 7/8, 241 pounds | Middle linebacker | Iowa
14. Glenn Carson | 6'3, 235 pounds | Middle linebacker | Penn State
15. Marquis Spruill | 6'0, 224 pounds | Middle linebacker | Syracuse