Is TCU safety Trevon Moehrig an option for Washington in 1st round of 2021 NFL draft?

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Bryan Manning
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Could the Washington Football Team draft a safety in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft?

While Washington has arguably the league’s top defensive line and a solid group of cornerbacks, it could use at least one linebacker and a free safety to take the defense from good to elite.

Fortunately for Washington, there is one top prospect at free safety, TCU safety Trevon Moehrig.

Washington signed Landon Collins to a record contract two years. Unfortunately, Collins is a box safety and hasn’t exactly lived up to his contract. He did miss a large portion of 2020 with an Achilles’ injury, allowing seventh-round rookie Kam Curl to step in and shine.

Collins will be back this season. Could Washington use Curl at free safety, with Collins at strong safety? Sure, but that wouldn’t be ideal. Curl is a natural at strong safety and deserves the opportunity to start there in 2021.

Back to Moehrig. At 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, Moehrig has outstanding size. He combines that size with terrific athleticism and outstanding instincts. He has proven to be strong in coverage during his time at TCU.

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He could play various roles for Washington, including being a single-high safety if the team wanted to bring Curl or Collins down in the box.

Washington could draft the fourth-best offensive tackle at No. 19 or the best safety prospect. Sure, the fourth-best offensive tackle in this draft will be an excellent prospect, but a player like Moehrig could completely transform Washington’s defense.

Moehrig should certainly be an option for Washington if it remains at No. 19 in the 2021 NFL draft.