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LA Chargers: 3 new players on the Raiders to worry about

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3. S Tre'von Moehrig

The Las Vegas Raiders selected Tre'von Moehrig in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft but he was the best prospect that the team took. I was not a huge fan of Alex Leatherwood, especially as a first-round pick, while Moehrig was someone who would have been great to see in the powder blue.

Charger fans cannot complain as they got Asante Samuel Jr. in the second round, which was the best-case scenario, but it is a shame to see Moehrig go to the division rivals.

Moehrig is versatile and is going to be able to play single-high safety for the Raiders as well as come down and cover in the slot. Gus Bradley's zone scheme may not be the most complementary to Moehrig, but he has the ball skills and football IQ to turn into a ballhawk still.

Moehrig has all the makings of being a Pro Bowler at the next level. The question might not be if he reaches that ceiling but how quickly he does. As painful as it is to admit for Charger fans, the Raiders got a steal in the second round of the draft.

The Raiders have had one of the worst secondaries in the league in recent years and while it is easy to still doubt them in 2021, we could see a much better unit if Hayward does take step a forward and Moehrig makes his impact sooner rather than later.

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Regardless, though, I am still taking the LA Chargers in both games.