TCU lost another piece of its defense on Saturday, as safety Trevon Moehrig declared early for the 2021 NFL Draft.
The junior played three seasons for the Horned Frogs, including a 2020 campaign in which he was named to the All-Big 12 First Team as a safety (AP and Coaches), and named to several All-America teams as a second-team member, including the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America. He is a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to college football’s best defensive back.
But, rated as a potential first-round pick in the NFL Draft — He is No. 21 on ESPN.com’s Big Board at the moment — that proved too much for Moehrig to pass up, as he announced the move on Twitter.
“Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of playing in the NFL and taking care of the ones I loved the most,” Moehrig said via Twitter. “After much prayer, thought and talking with family, I’ve decided that it’s best for me to forego my senior season and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. I will cherish all the memories I made at TCU and I will always be a Frog.”
Moehrig’s final season in Fort Worth saw him finish with 47 tackles (30 solo), along with two interceptions. His best game came against West Virginia, in which he had 10 tackles and a tackle for loss. He helped the Horned Frogs to a bowl berth, but the bowl game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues at TCU.
In 2019, as a sophomore, he was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First Team (AP and Coaches). Pro Football Focus rated him as the top-rated safety in the college game after he finished the season with 62 tackles, 4 interceptions and 11 pass-breakups.
As a freshman, Moehrig played special teams, but his teammates voted him the TCU Special Teams Player of the Year after he had six special teams tackles. He also had two starts that year at safety and recorded his first collegiate interception.
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