According to reports, the Denver Broncos have met with TCU safety prospect Trevon Moehrig this offseason. With the team moving on from veteran safety Kareem Jackson, it appears the Broncos could be targeting a safety early in the 2021 NFL Draft.
On TCU's Pro Day Zoom, I asked safety Trevon Moehrig if he's talked with the #Broncos. He has and he noted that he saw Justin Simmons' deal this morning and feels like he'd be a good fit with the organization.— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) March 19, 2021
Moehrig is a 6’1”, 208-pound safety who played his ball at TCU and is considered by some the top safety in the 2021 NFL Draft.
In three seasons at TCU, Moehrig totaled 124 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 7 interceptions, 21 pass deflections, and 2 forced fumbles. This is why he’s considered the top safety in the 2021 NFL Draft.
According to The Draft Network, he is ranked as the 28th best player in the 2021 NFL Draft and is their top safety in the draft as well.
Trevon Moehrig is a free safety that has satisfied multiple roles for the Horned Frogs. A consistent and urgent single-high player, he’s a free-flowing mover that’s at his best when able to patrol the middle of the field. With seven career interceptions, he’s proven to not only be a constant ball disruptor, but he’s a safety that can change the momentum of games by getting the ball back to his team. His biggest improvements must come in run support, as he’s a safety that isn’t afraid to come up and tackle, but his tactics and aggressiveness while doing so can be out of control. Moehrig is also reliable in man coverage, but his eye discipline while doing so will need to improve as he is premature with looking back to the quarterback, which is why he’s been a popular double-move target for opposing offenses.
Meanwhile, NFL Network’s lead draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has TCU safety Trevon Moehrig ranked as his 16th best prospect and also has him as the top-ranked safety in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Moehrig has adequate size, but excellent versatility and instincts. He can play in the deep post or cover in the slot. He is a smooth, fluid mover in man coverage underneath. He also possesses ideal anticipation and range from the back end. He has the ability to consistently match patterns and position himself for plays on the ball. The former TCU star does need to improve his finishing ability, having dropped a couple interceptions in the games I studied. He takes quality angles in run support and is a reliable, low tackler. Overall, Moehrig offers a complete skill set at the position. He will provide his defensive coordinator with options, which is exactly what’s desired in 2021.
With Kareem Jackson out the door and as of now, no veteran signed to replace him, safety moves to or near the top of needs the Broncos have entering the 2021 NFL Draft. The safety position is an important one in Vic Fangio’s defensive scheme and he and Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell have shown in the past and recent future that they can develop safeties, help them reach their potential. or simply get the best out of them at the tail end of their career. So, having these two and General Manager George Paton who is known as a top talent evaluator looking for a new safety should have us fans feeling confident.
Moehrig will likely be the top safety off the board and would be an excellent fit in the Broncos defensive scheme. He’s versatile, which is needed in Fangio’s scheme because the safeties need to be interchangeable and do multiple things, he can tackle and be physical as we know is important, and has a good eye for the ball. I really like this fit and while 9th overall is too rich for Moehrig, I could see him being a potential trade-back candidate or an early second-round option for the Broncos.