With NFL training camp just a few weeks away, all eyes are on Las Vegas Raiders rookie safety, Trevon Moehrig.
Despite selecting Alex Leatherwood in the first round, Moehrig is getting a lot of the offseason’s attention. This is warranted when you consider how dreadful the Raiders defense has been these past three years. While it’s not necessarily fair to pin so much on a rookie safety, this is the case for Moehrig. Seen as a first-round talent, Moehrig was snatched up by the Silver and Black as the team looked to revamp its secondary. While he isn’t the only defensive back that was drafted, he’s surely the only one that’ll be a Day 1 starter.
A couple of weeks ago, Moehrig, First-Team All-Big 12 last year, finally signed with the Raiders. With that formality out of the way, ’25’ impressed in the offseason workouts that have since concluded. in fact, a bevy of players and coaches have sung Moehrig’s praises ahead of camp. In particular, cornerstone players such as Darren Waller and Trayvon Mullen have been very complimentary in regards to the rookie.
â€œHe has a very calm nature about him. He doesn’t really get too flustered or all over the place or out of control… very dialed in and on top of what he’s doing.” -Darren Waller
â€œI feel like he’s going to be really talented. He practices hard. He goes through his drills really well. I like the way he approaches practice.” -Trayvon Mullen
Another Jim Thorpe Award winner joins the Raiders
Moehrig recently received the Jim Thorpe Award, joining other Raiders who have received this honor. Michael Huff and Charles Woodson had the award bestowed upon them before coming on board with the Silver and Black.
Being coronated as college football’s top defensive back only helps to grow the hype surrounding Moehrig. The key for Moehrig will be his health, as is with any player with such lofty expectations. Luckily for him, the former Horned Frog will be in good hands with the Raiders coaching staff. We’re all aware of the body of work that defensive backs coach Ron Milus brings with him. Not to be outdone, Gus Bradley has groomed some of the best defensive backs the NFL has seen this generation. Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor just to name a couple along with Moehrig’s teammate, Casey Hayward Jr. No doubt that Raider Nation anxiously awaits to see what Moehrig will bring to the table this year.
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