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Horned Frog football players shine during TCU Pro Day

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Five TCU prospects vying for the NFL Draft worked out for pro scouts at the Sammy Baugh Indoor Practice Facility.

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The TCU Horned Frogs shared the spotlight recently, when five prospects including safeties Tre’von Moehrig, Ar’Darius Washington, Garret Wallow, Pro Wells and Artayvious Lynn worked out for NFL scouts and performed combine drills during the 2021 TCU Pro Day. All 32 NFL teams were present in some manner during the Pro Day workouts.

Many scouts had eyes on Moehrig, who will have a chance to hear his name called as early as the first round when the 2021 NFL Draft opens on Thursday, April 29. Despite working out with a tight lower back, Moehrig posted promising numbers and met with coaches for post-workout interviews. Some mock drafts on the Internet have pegged Moehrig to teams like the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns late in the first round.

Arguably the most talented safety prospect in the draft, Moehrig has forced an incompletion on 25 percent of targets since 2019, according to Pro Football Focus. Additionally, Moehrig earned a 92.8 coverage grade from PFF this season, which ranks first among safeties in the 2021 draft class. Moehrig met with Carolins Panthers coach Matt Rhule after the TCU Pro Day and he’s reportedly talked with the Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.

While Moehrig entered the TCU Pro Day with plenty of draft hype, Washington may have raised his stock after a solid performance in which he recorded a 37.5-inch vertical leap and excelled during field drills. Although Washington ranks among the smallest safety prospects in the draft, standing roughly 5 feet 8 inches and weighing around 180 pounds, his playing instincts and his game tape have some scouts raving. Many mock drafts on the Internet have listed Washington anywhere from the third round to the end of the fourth round. Washington reportedly met with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton at the Pro Day.

Wallow has been mocked as a third-day prospects in many online blogs, ranging anywhere from the fourth round to the sixth round. At 6 feet 2 inches and 230 pounds, Wallow performed 22 reps on the bench press and hit a 32.5-inch vertical. A Reese’s Senior Bowl invitee who was unable to play due to COVID-19, Wallow has been one of the most durable and consistent high-level producers at the linebacker position in several years. Wallow has reportedly met with the inside linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wells and Lynn are two tight ends with different skill sets who are each looking to hear their names called during the draft. At 6 feet 6 inches and 260 pounds, Lynn saw many of his reps as a line blocker for the Horned Frogs, but he showed an ability to make catches over the middle and make plays in space. Lynn was one of many players who participated in the 2021 Hula Bowl earlier this year.

Slightly smaller than Lynn at 6 feet 4 inches and 250 pounds, Wells excelled as a red-zone target who also lined up as an inside slot receiver at times. Wells has appeared in mock drafts over the last several weeks, often pegged as a seventh-round prospect. His best tape came during the 2019 season, when he caught five touchdowns on 17 receptions.