Round 1 – Trevon Moehrig, Texas Christian – 6-1, 202
Trevon Moehrig is widely regarded as the best overall free safety in the 2021 draft. He’s a single-high safety with above-average speed. He can guard deep down the field and in the middle effectively. In run support, his over-pursuit makes him vulnerable to head/body fakes at times. Recent injuries to his back are a minor concern for now. If the Washington Football Team trades down to the latter part of Round 1, Moehrig would likely be available.
Round 2 – Jevon Holland, Oregon – 6-1, 207
Jevon Holland is widely considered to be a second-round prospect, but he could slide a bit further if there is a big run on tackles and wide receivers early on day two of the draft. Holland has the ability to play in any defensive alignment, but is probably most comfortable a bit further from the ball and on deep routes.
Round 3 – Andre Cisco, Syracuse – 6-0, 205
Analysts are sleeping on Andre Cisco and the reason why is somewhat surprising. An unfortunate injury early in his senior season has hurt his stock in the draft, but that could be an over-reaction from scouts and analysts. The Washington Football Team could get a solid free safety at a discount in the draft. He is an interception machine and a fierce ball-hawk. He can take poor angles on deep passes, but his flaws are correctable.
Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida St. – 6-3, 215
Is Hamsah Nasirildeen a jack of all trades and a possible master of one? He can play in the box and as a hybrid linebacker, but his true calling is at free safety. While playing deep, he takes good angles and his long strides allow him to hang with speedy receivers. Like Cisco, Nasirildeen missed most of the 2020 season with an injury. However, Nasirildeen eventually returned.