The Raiders select the 2020 Jim Thorpe Award winner on Day 2
The Raiders made a splash early on Friday night, trading up and selecting safety Trevon Moehrig out of TCU.
This played out almost perfectly. #Raiders trade with 49ers to move up to 43 and draft safety Trevon Moehrig. True centerfielder and Jim Thorpe Award winner.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) April 30, 2021
Here’s more information in regards to the trade with the San Francisco 49ers, which was overall a very solid deal for Las Vegas to get a difference maker in the second round.
SF trades pick No. 43 and a 7th-round pick to Las Vegas for No. 48 and a fourth-round pick (121). https://t.co/P62eVKMEpt
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2021
Scouting report (via The Draft Network)
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.