Dallas Cowboys Pick 52 (Chicago)
Trevon Moehrig, SAF
With the pick from Chicago, I’m attacking value again and taking arguably the top safety in the draft. Xavier Woods is set to leave in free agency so the Dallas Cowboys need a front line starter at free safety. And not just any safety, a coverage specialist who can play deep in a variety of schemes like Woods.
Donovan Wilson has done enough to be the favorite for starting in-the-box safety but he’s not someone you want to regularly roll back deep. Dallas doesn’t just need one starting safety, but another top-3 guy to rotate with Wilson. That’s why we have to hit the position early in the draft at least once.
Draft analysts have been split on this safety class more than normal. The depth appears to be good but everyone has questions here and there. There are no clear-cut stars and multiple players have the chance at being good players in this league.
Trevon Moehrig is a legit deep safety who could seamlessly replace Woods on the backend. He lined up over 300 times from the slot last year proving his versatility to move around and play multiple roles. At 6-foot-1 205lbs he’s not the biggest prospect but he’s physical and aggressive and playing in Woods’ old role, he’s built just fine to get the job done.