Raiders season review: Trevon Moehrig

Widely considered the best safety prospect of the 2021 NFL Draft, it was a surprise that Trevon Moehirg ended up lasting until the middle of the second round.

The Las Vegas Raiders ended up taking full advantage, trading to take the former TCU standout.

This proved to be a wise investment, as Moehrig immediately stepped into a starting role on defense for the Raiders.

Moehrig started all 17 games last season, finishing tied for sixth on the team in tackles with 55, along with one interception and six more pass breakups.

His covering ability was what stood out the most out of college, and it showed this season in Vegas.

Moehrig allowed just 14 completions on 24 targets, keeping opposing quarterbacks at a manageable 92.5.

It was good enough for him to finish with the 16th highest Pro Football Focus coverage rating among safeties.

This game contributed to Moehrig’s nomination to the NFL All-Rookie Team of Professional American Football Writers.

Even after just one season, it’s clear the Raiders got one of the best interceptions in the draft last year in Moehrig.

If he can continue his game from last season, with the potential to improve even more, he’ll be a longtime staple in the Raiders’ secondary.

That will take on even more importance as new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham looks to maintain the defensive improvements the Raiders made last season.

Having a reliable hand to patrol the backend like Moehrig will make this much easier and give them the best chance of making another move forward.

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