Much like the interior defensive line, safety is a weak position this year, as one standout star player has yet to separate themselves from the pack. If anyone has the potential to win over NFL front offices, it’s Moehrig, who recorded 109 tackles and six interceptions in his final season as a Horned Frog. While TCU’s poor offense often kept them out of the national spotlight, their defense is as legit as any in the Big 12, and a 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety like Moehrig blazing downhill to decapitate opposing ball-carriers is a big reason why.
While there are some inconsistencies in his tackling form, and his results in man coverage are much less successful than when he is asked to hang back in zone, Moehrig’s blend of size, athletic ability, football IQ, and range in the deep zone should be ideal in a defense where safties are often asked to line up as far back as possible and cover a lot of ground.
The secondary was going to be a weak spot for Cleveland heading into training camp, and injuries to 2020 second-round pick Grant Delpit and 2019 second-rounder Greedy Williams completely sent that unit sputtering out of control. With everyone back healthy, and Moehrig ready to begin his ascent to stardom, that should fix their biggest hole.
While safety was a gaping hole for Cleveland this season, Moehrig on one side and Delpit on the other with Ward and Williams at cornerback would be a lethal secondary for Stefanski and the Browns.