C.J. Mosley holds himself to incredibly high standards.

As Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun writes, Mosely said before the season began that he wants to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. He’s off to a pretty good start.

The former Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and consensus All-American from Alabama has intercepted two passes and has six pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

On Thursday, Mosley was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for his performance in October. In four games, Mosley recorded 42 tackles and two interceptions.

His 73 tackles leads the Ravens in 2014 and by some advanced metrics, Mosley is having a better year that Ray Lewis‘s best season.