4 prospects Steelers should have taken over Najee Harris
By Andrew Falce
If the Steelers wanted to get more creative in their defensive scheme, adding a player like Trevon Moehrig would have been a defensive chess piece that would have solved needs this year and in the future. Moehrig is a natural safety, and in the long-term that is the position he is best suited to start at. Since the Steelers have two safeties though, they would have had to get creative with Moehrig during his rookie year.
Luckily, Moehrig has the ability to play in nickel packages in year one. He has the talent and athleticism to cover faster slot players as well as the size to contend with more physical options. While a corner like Newsome would move Sutton back into the slot, Moehrig would keep Sutton on the outside. A permanent move to safety long term would be the desired goal, but in the short term, he should be a solid slot option.
Moehrig would have helped patched together this defense that lost so much this offseason. He would only be a role player during his rookie season, but his long-term potential on this defense would have been great. He would have helped replace the physicality lost when Mike Hilton left. While he wouldn’t be a conventional starter like Harris should be, he would have served a valuable role nonetheless.