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LA Chargers: 3 new Las Vegas Raiders players to worry about

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 29: Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden looks on during warm ups prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 29: Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden looks on during warm ups prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Trevon Moehrig

The best rookie that the Las Vegas Raiders added in the 2021 NFL Draft did not come in the first round, it came in the second round. Selecting Alex Leatherwood was a reach at 17 as while he is physically gifted, he is raw and is going to struggle out of the gate for the Raiders.

There were so many other talented tackles still on the board and the Raiders still went with Leatherwood. Perhaps the team sees something the rest of the NFL world doesn’t but I would not bank on that as their first-round pick success has not been the greatest.

Heck, they picked the worst of the three elite receivers last year, passing on both Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb for Henry Ruggs.

Regardless, Trevon Moehrig was a solid selection for the team in the second round. Moehrig was one of the best safeties in the entire class and is going to make an immediate impact in the NFL.

There were many that wanted the Chargers to snag Moehrig before the draft to give the team a three safety outlook but there was absolutely no way that the team would pass on Asante Samuel Jr.

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As much as Charger fans were frustrated with Gus Bradley, he still has had defensive success with the right pieces and Moehrig is a piece that he can absolutely maximize. He fits perfectly in a Cover 3 scheme and excelled in college in disrupting passes.

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