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Cowboys Draft Target: TCU Horned Frogs S Trevon Moehrig

Trevon Moehrig’s strengths, weaknesses and potential fit with the Cowboys.

In the coming weeks and months I will be breaking down potential prospects for the Dallas Cowboys to determine their strengths, weaknesses, and fit with the organization. Today, I want to take a look at former TCU Horned Frogs Safety Trevon Moehrig, who could be in play for the Cowboys in the second-round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

NAME: Trevon Moehrig

POSITION: Safety

SCHOOL: TCU

CONFERENCE: Big 12

CLASS: Junior

JERSEY: No. 7

RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star

HT: 6’1″

WT: 208

DOB: 6/16/1999

Highlights:

Trevon Moehrig – Best Safety in College Football ᴴᴰ

Trevon Moehrig Highlights (2020)jim thorpe award winner 2021 best db in college football tcu safety

Pros:

Trevon Moehrig is largely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, safety prospects in the entire 2021 draft class. He played a multitude of roles over the past three seasons at TCU, but is at his best when playing as a free safety in a Cover 1-3 scheme. He is a fluid moving player who excels in both man and zone coverage. Extremely efficient in man-coverage against slot receivers, tight ends, or running backs consistently putting himself in position to make plays on the ball. Tremendous ball skills and isn’t afraid to take risks by stretching out his body to deflect a pass. Rangy player who eats up ground quickly. Willing run defender. More of a wrap up/drag down tackler than heavy hitter. Has a high football IQ and great anticipation. Quickly diagnoses and attacks route combinations. Trusts what his eyes see and reacts accordingly. Vocal leader who doesn’t mind getting his teammates lined up. Plays with a confident swagger and doesn’t mind mixing it up with the opposition.

Cons:

Trevon Moehrig offers position flex as either a strong or free safety, but is better suited to play the FS role in a heavy Cover 1-3 scheme. That has a lot to do with his inconsistencies as a tackler. His comfort level in coverage can lead to him being a tick slow in his run fits. Can be a little hit and miss with his tackling technique. Sometimes chooses to throw his shoulder instead of using the proper technique for a form tackle. Playing a little more under control could help shore up those inconsistencies. Could stand to clear up his angles in both run support and when playing side to side line in coverage. Does a good job of reading and diagnosing plays, but his mental processing will need to speed up at the next level.

Cowboys Fit:

Dan Quinn’s heavy Cover 1-3 coverage scheme fits Trevon Moehrig’s skill set to near perfection. He would be an immediate upgrade over Xavier Woods and arguably be the best cover safety the Cowboys have had since Darren Woodson. Moehrig’s coverage skills, ball skills, and range would solidify the back end of Dallas’ defense for the foreseeable future and finally give them someone to be feared in the passing game. As a projected late first, early second-round pick the Cowboys will have to hope he’s still on the board for them with Pick 44 when they are on the clock.

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Brian Martin

Written by Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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  1. Brian, I the ‘Boys are all set at FS with Donovan Wilson who is an immediate upgrade over Woods. What they need is a dual threat SS that can play the run and cover TEs. Please no Earl Thomas!!!

  2. Brian, Moehrig has been my “pet cat” in this class for some time now when it comes to being a perfect fit for this defense, especially how that Quinn is our DC. Would love to pair him with Wilson, and have Wilson focus on being that box SS for us. Give me Farley or Surtain in the 1st and this defense/secondary is drastically improved.

  3. Yeah that would be great to get him at 2nd pick and get Surtain/Farley with 1st pick, our secondary would all of a sudden be pretty stout with Diggs and D Wilson thrown in the mix

  4. Yes, this will be great. But, can new DC Dan Quinn convince the Dallas Cowboys to trade down and select him in the latter part of the first round.
    Recent history has proven that the team doesn’t value FS/SS as a high priority.

  5. If we get the top CB and Safety in the draft with the first two picks, that would be a great start. Then we can get the best available DT maybe M Wilson/J Tufele/D Nixon with our first 3rd rounder.

    Then we go OL with our comp 3rd rd pick and LB with our 4th rounder. Then another CB with our comp 4th rounder. Then go CB/OL/DE/RB the rest of the way.

  6. I Hope & Want the Cowboys to SELECT “Patrick Surtain” in the 1st Round at #10 and Trevon Moehrig in the 2nd at #44. That was Fill In Both of their Top Needs and Finally the Safeties and Secondary – Period, with a True, Man to Man, Multiple Scheme, Shut Down Cornerback.

  7. Yes we could select Patrick Surtain II or Caleb Farley at #10 and because we have two 3rd round picks we could trade up a few spots in the 2nd round and SELECT Trevon Moehrig if Dallas is unsure that he’ll be available at pick 44 in which I don’t think he will be. We can afford to give up a 3rd we can also afford to give up one of our 4th round picks! I’m hoping and praying for the best. It’s time to get a safety early in this draft Dallas! Especially now that Dan Quinn is our new DC. He knows what he wants on his defense #InDCWETRUST

  8. yeah i agree R.J. we need guys that got the best chance to become studs and we need to do what’s necessary to snag Moehrig in 2nd round if it means giving a 3 or 4th then i’d do it

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