Washington Football Team interested in Trevon Moehrig with 19th pick

Texas Christian University safety Trevon Moehrig (via LafeyetteIN)
Texas Christian University safety Trevon Moehrig (via LafeyetteIN) /

The Washington Football Team has countless options with the 19th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. And it appears that they are considering all of them.

From offensive tackle to linebacker, any player could end up being the Washington Football Team’s man of choice during Thursday’s draft. They could even move up from the 19th pick to an earlier stage in the draft, and they are reportedly considering doing that.

But if they do stay put, there is one sleeper option that the team could consider with the 19th pick. That would be TCU safety Trevon Moehrig, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler.

More from Riggo's Rag

"If it stays put at No. 19, keep an eye out for TCU safety Trevon Moehrig as a possibility. We’re told Washington likes him a lot. He’s expected to be the first safety off the board."

So Moehrig is a possibility. That doesn’t mean that they will go with the Horned Frog, who totaled 47 tackles, two interceptions, and nine pass defenses last year, but he can’t be counted out.

That said, the Washington Football Team seems more likely to go with another position at 19.

Moehrig may well be the best safety in the 2021 NFL Draft, and he would fit in with Washington as a starting free safety. However, the other players on the board, particularly at offensive tackle and linebacker, will likely grade out higher as players than Moehrig will.

For example, if Christian Darrisaw is available, should Washington take Moehrig over him? Even if he’s off the board, what about Alex Leatherwood? And would you rather have a guy like Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Jamin Davis, or Moehrig?

All will have different answers to these prompts, but I would tend to prefer the tackles and the linebackers. Their floors seem to be higher than Moehrig’s — and their ceilings may be higher than his too.

If Washington does want Moehrig above all else, they should try to trade down a few spots to pick up an extra asset and still have a chance to get him. In truth, there aren’t a ton of teams picking in the latter half of the first round that need safety help, so Moehrig could still be there in the early 20s — if not, later.

Next. 7-round WFT mock draft on the day before the draft. dark

We’ll soon see if Washington pursues Moehrig, but he does appear to be on their radar. He just doesn’t seem likely to be their best option at 19 unless Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio think he can be a true game-changer for the back-end of the defense.