Las Vegas Raiders: Top-5 2021 offseason additions
2. Trevon Moehrig – Free Safety
We believe that Trevon Moehrig was the best safety in the 2021 class and few believed that he would be available after the first round. In fact, most mock drafts had the Raiders picking Moehrig with the 17th overall pick or trading back a few spots to grab him in the late first. Instead, two safeties were drafted ahead of Moehrig reportedly due to a back injury he suffered during offseason draft prep and the Raiders were able to trade up and grab him with pick 43.
Similar to Leatherwood, Morris is an accomplished college player who has all of the measurables and individual awards worthy of a top pick. After starring on special teams in his freshman year, Moehrig became a starter for the Horned Frogs and was eventually named Second Team All American and First Team All-Big 12 in 2020.
Moehrig was also given the Jim Thorpe award for being the nation’s best defensive back. The list of former winners is littered with stars like Eric Berry, Patrick Peterson, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and many more stud DBs who have gone to have great careers in the NFL.
The former TCU star is expected to start right away at free safety for the Raiders and he should make a great partner to Jonathan Abraham in the defensive backfield. Free safety was the biggest need for the Raiders aside from an edge rusher and the Raiders have addressed it with the addition of Moehrig and fellow rookie Tyree Gillespie. Moehrig has a chance to make his presence felt straight away on a defense that has been sorely in need of a playmaker.