NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

2021 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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1. Trevon Moehrig, TCU

Size: 6-1, 202

The Good: He’s got the size, the range, and the all-around game to instantly step into any secondary and produce. He’s a free safety more than a strong, even though he can tackle and is more than fine in run support.

He won the Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back in 2020 – which he wasn’t, but it’s hard to argue with the talent – finishing his three-year run with the Horned Frogs with 124 tackles and seven picks.

He might be a bit wiry, but he’ll get physical with receivers, he has a great burst to the ball when dealing with the quicker targets, and he never seems to have a wasted move when the ball is in the air. He’s a broken up pass machine with 20 over the last two years.

The Not-So-Good: Yeah, he won the Thorpe, but he was far better as a sophomore. Obviously he wasn’t bad last year, but he didn’t make as many plays when the ball was in the air and was far more disruptive overall two seasons ago.

As good as he is tracking the ball, he’s not going to be an intimidating force as a hitter. He’ll be better in space than moving up to stuff the run, but …

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: Here’s the quarterback of your secondary. You don’t do what he did over the last few years for TCU without knowing how to play chess, and he’s got the all-around skills to make a whole lot of plays when the ball is in the air. He’s not the perfect safety prospect, but he’ll be a stat-sheet filler.

Projected Round: First

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