The Jacksonville Jaguars enter the offseason with an abundant amount of cap space and 11 draft selections in the 2021 NFL Draft. It will be interesting to see what route the new regime takes to build the roster. Although they will most likely use the first overall selection on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, it’s uncertain what direction they will take with the 25th overall selection. One draft expert believes they will go safety with that pick.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Media recently shared his first mock draft of 2021 and it projects the ‘Jags’ will take TCU safety Trevon Moehrig. The analyst believes the junior is the best prospect in this year’s safety class and points out he has ‘the ability to play the deep middle or inside the box’. Jeremiah adds Moehrig has a high ceiling and a high floor.
The Texans native won the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the best defensive tackle in college, and registered six interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 20 pass deflections in the last two seasons. Moehrig needs to work on his tackling skills and may need to gain weight, but he thrives against the pass and the run.
The Jacksonville Jaguars would gladly take Trevon Moehrig at 25.
The Jaguars’ defense wasn’t very good in 2020 and most of its position groups would welcome an infusion of talent. Even though they could fortify their defensive line with their second first-round pick, the second one they got from the Los Angeles Rams in 2019 in exchange for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Moehrig would be a solid addition at 25.
Veteran Jarrod Wilson will hold a safety spot, but it’s unknown who will line up next to him. Daniel Thomas displayed flashes in his rookie year, but this Jacksonville team could bring in Moehrig and plug him as a starter.
The Jaguars could certainly take a left tackle, a defensive tackle, or a linebacker with the 25th pick, but Moehrig would also be a good choice. The team’s brass should be ecstatic about the plethora of options they will have on draft night.