Las Vegas Raiders: 2021 Draft class mid-season Report Card
Round 2, Pick 43: Trevon Moehrig, FS
Many, including me, considered Trevon Moehrig the best safety in the entire draft. So it was a pleasant surprise to see him still on the board when the Raiders were on the clock at pick 43.
So far Moehrig has definitely upgraded the back end of the defense from last year with overall solid play halfway through the season. While Moehrig may not be making a lot of big plays, he hasn’t been giving up many either, far from it actually.
Moehrig has yielded a mere 3 catches on 7 targets for only 23 yards. This has earned him a spot on PFF’s “Midseason NFL All-Rookie Team” along with fellow rookie in the Las Vegas Raiders secondary, Nate Hobbs.
The defense as a whole has seen drastic improvement with the hiring of Gus Bradley, especially the secondary, and Moehrig has been a contributor in that. With Trevon Moehrig capable of playing single high as a true coverage guy, Johnathan Abram has been able to fulfill the role that plays to his strengths as a box safety, and the 2nd year player has looked far better than he did last year because of it.
Moehrig is already playing like a solid NFL free safety, so if he continues to improve and Abram doesn’t digress back to how he looked last year, the Raiders back-end may be set for the near future.
- Performance Grade: A
- Pick Grade: A