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
CONFERENCE: Big 12
JERSEY: No. 7
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
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.
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.
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.