Well, here’s an interesting mock draft pairing for the Las Vegas Raiders at No. 17: Trevon Moehrig.
In his latest mock draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has the TCU safety going to the Raiders in the first round. It’s the first time I’ve seen the Raiders linked to Moehrig at No. 17. I haven’t seen him mocked that high much, either.
Moehrig is a deep safety who can cover and hit. If the Raiders take him, it would be interesting for a couple of reasons.
One, it would be bypassing a bigger need at pass rusher. Also, it would continue a trend of the Raiders taking defensive backs high in the draft. He would be the third safety taken in the first round by the Raiders since 2016, joining Karl Joseph (2016, no longer with the team) and Johnathan Abram (2019).
He’d also be the the fifth defensive back taken in the first round by the Raiders since 2016, joining Joseph, cornerback Gareon Conley (2017, no longer with the team), Abram and cornerback Damon Arnette (2020).
None of those picks have worked out yet, perhaps, if Kiper is right, Moehrig could change that trend.
What are your thoughts on the Kiper choice?
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