C.J. Mosley Named Rookie Of The Month Again

Rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley's resume for Defensive Rookie of the Year got another boost Wednesday.

Mosley was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month for December. It's the second time this season that he's won the award (October).

The first-round pick (17th overall) posted 28 tackles and two sacks during December, despite not having Haloti Ngata in front of him gobbling up blocks. Mosley helped Baltimore's defense allow just 60 points in its final four games (15 per game). 

Mosley had seven tackles in the regular-season finale versus the Browns, and added a crushing hit on quarterback Conor Shaw.

Mosley finished the regular season seventh in tackles (133), the most among all rookies. He was the NFL's only player with at least 115 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.

He's been a bell cow in the middle of Baltimore's defense, missing just 16 of 1,117 possible snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

Mosley was named to the Pro Bowl last week, becoming the Ravens' first-ever rookie to earn the honor.

When asked in mid-December about the possibility of winning Defensive Rookie of the Year, Mosley said he was more concentrated on finishing the season strong. The last time Baltimore had a DROY was in 2003 with outside linebacker Terrell Suggs.

"It may just be a great accolade for me and for this organization to have another Defensive Rookie of the Year," Mosley said. "But that's at the end of the year."

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