Round 3 – Pick 86. With the 86th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, safety, from Texas Christian University. With the team likely to suffer the departure of strong leadership by John Johnson III, the Rams will need to add nearly a day one contributor to the back third of the defense., and Moehrig is quite capable of doing just that.
Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 202-pounds, Moehrig is a big-bodied safety who would be a solid teammate to the Rams’ Jordan Fuller. He plays huge and deep, but can also creep up and cover in man-to-man as well. He is the type of safety the Rams have been using in the secondary, a coverage guy with enough size to take on bigger receivers like a tight end.
Plus and minus
This is a young man who needs more playing time. He occasionally bites on the double move, which can hurt him at the professional level. He tries to read the eyes of the quarterback too soon, sometimes being led away from where the ball will be thrown. Don’t get us wrong. These are great instincts. He simply needs to refine when he uses them through wisdom and experience.
Moehrig is capable of playing in man coverage, but he really moves the needle when he is given space to operate in. Much like a vulture, he orbits in his space until the ball is in the air. Then, he soars to the spot as though he were a receiver. When he gets there, he plays great defense on the receiver, and for the ball.