Brandon Mosley (class of 2007) has recently been moved to the top of the unofficial Giants depth chart Article HERE.
New York drafted Mosley in 2012 in the 4th round. Mosley played college football at Coffeyville Community College, where he played defensive end and tight end. Mosley transferred to Auburn where he began playing offensive line in 2010.
At Auburn, Mosley mostly played tackle. In 2010, his junior year, Mosley's offense averaged 248 rushing yards a game, went undefeated and won a national championship. During Mosley's senior year, the Tigers' O-line paved the way for the SEC's second-leading rusher in Michael Dyer, who finished the season with 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2011, Mosley was named All-SEC second team and was invited to the Senior Bowl. With little experience as an offensive lineman, Mosley was projected to be a 7th round draft pick in 2012. However, after seeing him perform at the combine Video Highlights HEREthe New York Giants saw enough potential in him to draft him in the 4th round.
In 2013, Brandon started one game against the Detroit Lions. He broke his hand in the first quarter, but performed well while he was in the game. Here are some images taken from a bleacher report article about his performance:
Two Detroit defenders bull rush right into Mosley, who holds his ground just long enough for Manning to get off a quick slant to Hakeem Nicks. The result is a 15-yard gain and a solid first impression for Mosley.
Several times in the first quarter, Mosley took on Ndamukong Suh, a 2013 All-Pro, in one-on-one situations. He was pretty successful, too. In the play above, Mosley neutralizes Suh's pass rush almost immediately. He never loses his balance, giving Manning a clean pocket to take a deep dropback and look downfield for an open receiver.
After chipping in to his left to help open the hole, Mosley quickly makes his way to the second level, where he flattens a Detroit linebacker
Building on his hard work, Mosley has a chance to be starter for the Giants this season (read about this journey HERE). In addition to impressing on the field, Brandon always tries to give back to his community. Here is a picture of Brandon talking to the Jr. Dragon Football Camp at the Jefferson Rec Department this past summer.
Congratulations on all your success, Brandon. The Dragon Nation is proud of you!
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