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4. C.J. Mosley is living up to the hype.

What I find interesting about Mosley is how little I think about the rookie linebacker. He already feels like a five-year veteran, in on every possession and doing lots of different jobs with quiet efficiency. It's fitting for a player from one of college football's best programs who was regarded as perhaps the most polished prospect in the 2014 draft. If Mosley had been a similarly complete cornerback or offensive tackle, he'd have been a contender for No. 1 overall pick instead of falling to the Ravens at No. 17. It's not like he's perfect. Colts tight end Dwayne Allen beat him on a third-quarter touchdown catch. But goodness, the 22-year-old made tackles all over the field -- a team-high 15 in all. The highlight was a goal-line interception of Andrew Luck that felt more like a reward for his all-field hustle than Mosley's best play of the day. It was hard to pick his best play, really, because he made a bunch of good ones. The rookie has now made at least six tackles in each of his five games, and I wouldn't be shocked if he makes at least six in his next 50.
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