Dallas Cowboys: Round 2
Safety – Trevon Moehrig – TCU
Safety is a huge need for the Dallas Cowboys and Moehrig fits the bill perfectly as a man in the deep middle. The next most selected player here was linebacker Baron Browning, but it really wasn’t close as to the best fit. Asante Samuel went too early as did Eric Stokes for the corners.
Moehrig has the ball skills and range that a team like the Dallas Cowboys look for in a safety. He has the ability to play single-high, but can also shade a side to help a corner shut down a side of a field. He reacts well to his reads and makes solid breaks on the ball. Moehrig has the ability to play both man and zone coverage and loves to hunt for the ball, if he can’t catch it, he tries to tip it. He has deep speed and rarely loses his receiver in coverage.
Where Moehrig needs some consistency is in tackling as at times he can be a shoulder tackler instead of wrapping up, however, he tends to do more wrapping up.
In run support, he can sometimes take odd angles and will need to work on being more direct to the ball carrier, but he has the speed and athleticism to fix these issues quickly.