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Ravens 2014 player rankings: No. 20

6/23/2014

ESPN.com polled 18 Baltimore media members for their top 20 players on the 2014 Baltimore Ravens roster. The countdown will cover the four weeks between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You can click here for an introduction on how the blog put together the rankings.

Let's start the countdown ...

No. 20: C.J. Mosley

Position: Inside linebacker

Total points: 34.

Highest ranking: No. 12. Lowest ranking: Not ranked.

What you need to know: Mosley was the 17th overall player taken in the 2014 draft, and he was the first inside linebacker drafted in the first round by the Ravens since Ray Lewis in 1996. He was promoted to first-team defense at last week's mandatory minicamp and is projected to be an every-down linebacker as a rookie. Mosley is an explosive tackler who plays sideline to sideline.

Where Mosley should be ranked: This is exactly where I had Mosley on my list. It's difficult to place a ranking on any newcomers to the Ravens, especially a rookie. But considering the Ravens had him ranked among the top 10 players in this draft, Mosley deserves a spot in the countdown.

File this away: Mosley was Alabama's leading tackler in eight of 13 games last season.

What the Ravens are saying about Mosley: "He's a good fit from the standpoint of the position he plays and how he plays the game. And he's a good fit for our personality as a team and our organization." -- coach John Harbaugh

Here is the panel of voters: Morgan Adsit (WBFF-TV), Clifton Brown (Comcast SportsNet Baltimore), Jerry Coleman (105.7 The Fan), Bruce Cunnningham (WBFF-TV), Steve Davis (105.7 The Fan), John Eisenberg (Baltimore Ravens website), Pete Gilbert (WBAL-TV), David Ginsburg (Associated Press), Brent Harris (Comcast SportsNet Baltimore), Brett Hollander (WBAL Radio), Luke Jones (WNST Radio), Joe Platania (the Press Box), Gerry Sandusky (WBAL-TV), Mark Viviano (WJZ-TV), Aaron Wilson (Baltimore Sun), Matt Zenitz (Carroll County Times), Jeff Zrebiec (Baltimore Sun) and Jamison Hensley (ESPN.com).