Dallas Cowboys 2nd Round, Pick 37
Trevon Moehrig, SAF, TCU
PHI gets 44, 115, 227, 238
DAL gets 37
The Cowboys have mentioned, ad nauseam, that they are looking to trade down from pick 10. However, the opposite seems to be the case with pick 44. With the Cowboys picking this early, a defensive prospect is very likely to fall through the cracks of the first round. In this case, that player was Moehrig.
This trade is a win for the Cowboys. I traded up seven spots, with a division rival, and grabbed a player that fills long overdue position of need at safety. The Cowboys signed Damontae Kazee to a one year deal to start at free safety for Dan Quinn, but Moehrig would provide something really unique for the team that they can’t say they have ever had.
Trevon Moehrig is likely going to be the first safety drafted in the 2021 NFL draft. The horned frog was incredibly productive in his three years in Fort Worth starting as a free safety for two years in Gary Patterson’s 4-2-5 base defense.
Moehrig played everywhere. Predominantly playing as a free safety, Moehrig also switched into the box, player as the nickel cornerback, and as an outside cornerback. He posses solid athletic ability to switch between all positions and the mental processing to do be productive at most positions as well.
Range is his calling card possessing good instincts to recognize route combinations quickly and overlap routes in his zone with his solid acceleration and good change of direction. In man coverage, he displays solid foot speed, balance, and good change of direction to mirror WRs footwork at the line and through their route stem.
Moehrig has seven interceptions and 21 pass deflections to his name wearing the Purple and Black often displaying good transition quickness and solid ball skills in zone coverage to make a play on the ball.
A good player who was selected at his floor, his versatility to play four positions in the defensive backfield joins a defense now with Trevon Diggs, Patrick Surtain II, Damontae Kazee, Donovan Wilson, and Anthony Brown. Moehrig’s versatility made him such a valuable prospect, at this point in the draft, now he can be used interchangeably at multiple positions as to prevent the opposing team from exploiting mismatches.
Moehrig allows the defense to line up in many different ways and gives the team long term security at the free safety position, something they have so badly needed for several years. I was able to ensure that would happen without sacrificing one of the two third round picks.