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Raiders sign second-round draft pick Tre’von Moehrig

Safety should start as rookie

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Tre’von Moehrig
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The Las Vegas Raiders did some important paperwork on Monday as they officially signed second-round draft pick, safety Tre’von Moehrig.

Of course, Moehrig — who looked good at last week’s minicamp — is an important piece for the Raiders. He is likely going to be the Week 1 starter at free safety and the team feels that he can be a big part of a turnaround on that side of the ball. The rangy ball-hawk out of TCU was the No. 43 overall draft pick on April 30. The Raiders moved up five spots to draft Moehrig, who was expected to go late in the first round,

He is the fifth of the Raiders’ seven-player draft class to sign his rookie deal.

Moehrig joins first-round pick right tackle Alex Leatherwood, fourth round pick safety Tyree Gillespie, fifth round pick cornerback Nate Hobbs, and seventh round pick center Jimmy Morrissey to sign.

The only rookies who are unsigned are third-round pick, linebacker/safety Divine Deablo and third-round pick pass rusher Malcolm Koonce.

Last week, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Deablo may practice when training camp starts July 27. He was out of the offseason program for an undisclosed reason.