2021 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile
Name: Trevon MoehrIg
Weight: 202 pounds
If you observe the prospect in space, the word easy flows to mind. The TCU standout looks collected and calm in space. Like a proverbial duck to water, Moehrig excels in wide-open space. He doesn’t appear affected by covering vast swaths of turf. In fact, with centerfielder. In addition to the uncanny knack for downfield excellence, Moehrig funnels down into the slot to lend a hand versus the spread. At the next left, based on this projection, the prospect won’t leave the field for any circumstance.
Sticky fingers. That is to say, the prospect attacks the ball. Whether securing an interception or batting ball, the dexterity of making plays with either hand shines brightly. Moehrig gauges his action by the distance and pass velocity. If he feels he can jump a route in time, he gambles. Meanwhile, he will also fight vertically for the ball. As a result, he doesn’t shy away from jump balls.
In the NFL, the prospect should enjoy a smooth transition with this trait. On film, the former Horned Frog ramps up quick, staying stride for stride down the field without much lag. Additionally, when driving on underneath routes, Moehrig explodes from his backpedal.
With loose hips, Moehrig maintains his backpedal and will hip lead before flipping to run. By using this technique, he can stop and redirect. Also, Moehrig’s recovery allows him to not suffer during a double move, where instantaneous adjustment is needed.
The worst of the traits for the prospect needs the most attention. Moehrig, by nature, is not a violent hitter. Yet, that is the least of his problems. At times, he will use the shoulder without wrapping. In the NFL, players will bounce off that and keep their feet. Moehrig needs to tighten this part of his game immediately. Plus, the arm tackle, shoestrings need to slowly disappear. A solid DB coach will make this happen.
Moehrig’s vision scans the field without excessively peeking into the backfield. If his assignment requires covering the deep route, you will see him provide over-the-top help. When teams throw underneath or run to the perimeter, Moehrig arrives there to make the stop.
No one in the secondary enjoys more responsibility. While the ” last line of defense” feels trite, it applies. In the NFL, this task applies to him. With that comes the knowledge of the occasional loss. As such, Moehrig attacks each assignment with amnesia of the previous. While he did not suffer too many blown coverages in Fort Worth, the prospect appears mentally strong enough to battle back.
As of this writing, the Raiders struggle at safety. Their best safety cannot cover, makes poor decisions, and shows a disturbing lack of judgment. Yes, the best safety on the entire team displays a serious liability in what should fit the description for a safety. Behind Johnathan Abram, Vegas employs limited, well-meaning, special teamers. The AFC West feasts on poor secondaries, especially along the back end. Six wideouts split among three division rivals feels like a recipe for utter disaster. Moehrig walks onto the field, alleviating many worries about the deep middle, providing support to corners vertically. In addition, he will drift down and show up versus the run, if needed.