Las Vegas Raiders: 4 safeties to target in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Nick Bailey
TCU star safety Trevon Moehrig
Trevon Moehrig is the other of the two safeties in the 2021 NFL Draft that I would pick with the 17th overall selection. For any of these safeties, I would prefer a trade down to around the early ’20s, but beggars can’t be choosers. The Raiders need playmakers in the backend of their defense due to the Raiders’ struggles of getting to the passer, and if the pass rushers such as Gregory Rousseau, and Kwity Paye are gone by 17, I would have no problem with the Raiders taking Moehrig there.
Moehrig earned his way to a starting job with hard work, starting first on special teams his freshman year, and getting his start at safety his sophomore season. He ended his career with six interceptions and 11 pass breakups, proving to be quite the ballhawk.
He has good range, whether you’re talking about his run or pass coverage. There are a couple cons to his game, as he will fall victim to double moves due to aggressiveness, and will occasionally take a bad angle or two, but that’s nothing a good teacher at defensive coordinator and the defensive back coach can’t fix.
Even though he can, and has played man to man in the past, his best role is as a single-high safety, where you can let him roam and make a play on the ball.