The Cowboys have proven a sure affinity for safeties (Keanu Neal; Jayron Kearse; Damontae Kazee) throughout these previous few months. In the meantime, Jerry Jones has lengthy expressed a profound love for the state by which he conducts the vast majority of his enterprise endeavors. And everybody who is aware of something about his profession exploits is aware of that he’s a sucker for big-play, highly-billed prospects who can flip a franchise’s needle with the flick of a wrist.
TCU security Trevon Moehrig checks all of these categorical packing containers, no less than on paper.
He’s Texas made and bread, an alum of Smithson Valley Excessive in Spring Department, TX, the place he performed nook and ran monitor earlier than lacing up his faculty cleats down the road at close by Texas Christian. On the security place, he made large waves because the final line of protection for the Horned Frogs throughout his three seasons in Fort Price, incomes two First-Group All-Large 12 awards for his patrolling of the unit’s secondary territory, in addition to a Jim Thorpe nomination.
And he’s obtained field workplace written throughout him, a top quality that absolutely calls to Jones’ pocketbooks.
Moehrig’s broadly thought-about amongst the premier security prospects (if not THE standalone alpha) on this yr’s draft class.
Which is a standing attributed to him for good cause: he’s a tall and lanky ball-tracker with a nostril for the pigskin and deft turn-and-go abilities. He is proven a knack for sliding up and leveling receivers coming throughout the center on slant and drag routes, and might stick his nostril within the trenches for wanted run help when referred to as for.
He doesn’t all the time end via his take-downs, and movie snippets will pit him in impugnable lights with an inclination to dismiss routine kind tackles for Madden-esque hit stick haymakers. His play recognition can also be a noticeable smudge he’ll must sop up on the subsequent stage.
Nonetheless, Moehrig’s intangibles, and his potential, stay commendable. And so they have been greater than sufficient to warrant consideration from a number of skilled groups who’ve their sights set on him within the early spherical of this week’s draft. Jones was a type of suitors.
In the course of the squad’s pre-draft interviews with the 2020 Preseason All-American, Jones initiated the dialog by informing Moehrig that he “liked” his head coach at TCU (Gary Patterson). “He will get me fired up each time I’m round him,” Jones added.
He, together with head coach Mike McCarthy and secondary coordinator Joe Whitt Jr., proceeded to ask Moehrig a number of questions on his character, and on-field disposition.
Moehrig’s response to an inquiry about his greatest attribute as a soccer participant was that of a quintessential pro’s pro:
“I undoubtedly simply come again to the flexibility side, with the ability to transfer round, play a bunch of various roles and positions, I’d additionally say communication. That was an enormous factor at TCU, simply with the ability to talk and course of.”
He added within the dialogue: “I’m a simple particular person to get together with. Nice teammate. Somebody who’s going to be there for everyone.”
It was an announcement that clearly impressed the crew’s proprietor.
Jones’ suggestions: “Congratulations. You’re a credit score to soccer. And I’m happy with your profession that you simply had at TCU.”
One thing tells me Jones wouldn’t thoughts showering Moehrig with one other congratulatory salute within the coming days. If the Cowboys don’t see what they like at 10, a trade-back might put Moehrig in play.