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Las Vegas Raiders Select TCU’s Trevon Moehrig in NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas Christian

TCU safety Trevon Moehrig is now a member of the Las Vegas Raiders, after he was selected No. 43 overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday.  

Moehrig, 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, left the Horned Frogs after his junior season, during which he won the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back. He was also a First-Team All-America selection by ESPN, and a Second-Team All-America selection by six other outlets. Moehrig also earned First-Team All-Big 12 in 2020, after earning the award for the first time in 2019.


During that breakthrough 2019 season, Moehrig was rated by Pro Football Focus as the highest-graded safety in the FBS, with the third-most valuable season in the PFF College era., part of the Sports Illustrated network of sites, considered Moehrig the potential ‘first safety off the board’ after two outstanding seasons with the Horned Frogs in 2019 and 2020.

Per their scouting overview on Moehrig:

‘Boasting the ideal frame that evaluators dream of at the position, with length for days and a smooth athletic profile, Moehrig has the type of physical profile that could fit into a variety of roles on the next level. Partnering with fellow 2021 draft prospect Ar’Darius Washington, Moehrig played a lot of split-zone, two-high looks, including reps as a curl-flat defender, mid-hole, robber and single high. The versatility he brings to the position will be a huge bonus for NFL teams that ask their safeties to do a variety of duties. Playing as the field safety for the Horned Frogs, Moehrig has an outstanding feel in deep-zone coverage, rarely ever taken out of position. In man coverage, he has smooth hips and is extremely patient, matching up well against wide receivers of various sizes/skill sets. He transitions downhill well, taking good angles working inside-out.’

This is the 13th straight year the Horned Frogs have had at least one player drafted. TCU had five players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, including a pair in the first round — wide receiver Jalen Reagor and defensive back Jeff Gladney.

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