Bills, Ravens showing most interest in Alabama's C.J. Mosley

NEW YORK -- The Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens showed C.J. Mosley the most interest in his pre-draft visits and workouts, the Alabama linebacker told College Football 24/7 Tuesday.

But with the NFL draft just two days away, the 2013 Butkus Award winner is ready for anything.

"I heard a lot from the Bills, and the Ravens. But I had a lot more visits," Mosley said. "At the end of the day, guys don't know where they're going to go. The only people who really know are the teams. You have to sit it out and just wait. You might get picked by a team you didn't even talk to much, you might get traded for."

Buffalo figures to be in a far better position to draft Mosley than Baltimore, and not simply because they pick higher in the first round. The Bills hold the No. 9 overall pick in the draft, while Baltimore owns the No. 17 pick. Both could use some help at the linebacker position, but Baltimore's shot at Mosley could require some good draft-day fortune.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was clear about his team's need for an inside linebacker, and Mosley is considered the draft's best at the position by a wide margin. But Newsome also pointed out that with four of the club's eight draft picks being of the compensatory variety, the Ravens have limited flexibility to trade up in the draft. Compensatory picks, by rule, can't be traded.

That means for Mosley to end up in Baltimore's lap, he'll likely have to fall there. Past the Minnesota Vikings, whom NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis project to draft Mosley No. 8 overall, past Buffalo at No. 9, and past any other club drafting in the interim before the Ravens get their chance. NFL Network's Charley Casserly, the former Washington Redskins and Houston Texans general manager, believes it can happen.

But the Bills could be the most likely suitor prior to that.

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