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Each week during Training Camp, will be checking in with one of the 2021 draft picks to see how their transition to the NFL is going so far.

Next up is second-round pick and safety Tre’von Moehrig, who discussed what it was like to play in his first NFL (preseason) game.

Playing on an NFL field in an NFL game was crazy, especially since growing up, this is what I wanted to do and dreamed about. To go out there, be under the lights and see the fans, feel their energy, it was an amazing experience. I can't say enough about that.

The crowd's energy was great, it brought us energy. We ran out there and I got some shivers. It was just an overwhelming feeling of the home crowd supporting us and wanting us to win and do our job and be great.

Before running out of the tunnel, there were nerves. I was just thinking about everything that built up to this moment through high school and college. It was kind of a flashback of all the experiences I've been through to be where I'm at right now. I took a deep breath and realized 'Here we are. Got to play fast and have fun.'

I think especially before a big game, first games like that, you get a little nervous, but it's always good to be nervous. As soon as you hit that field, the first play starts, everything goes away and you're just out there and you're having fun.

"To go out there, be under the lights and see the fans, feel their energy, it was an amazing experience."

I'm learning as much as I can from these coaches and some of the veterans. Waking up every day and playing football, living this blessed life God's blessed me with to put a helmet on every day, it's amazing.

John Abram, Casey Hayward, Trayvon Mullen, all those guys have been helping out making sure we're right. They've been helping all the rookies.

They tell me to take every rep seriously and make it count. Take every rep as a game rep because everything's on film, everybody's watching so you don't know when you're going to be looked at and evaluated. So just make sure you take every rep into consideration and check every detail out.

Our coaches in college said all the time that this is a precision league. Everything is very detailed and everybody has to be on point in order to make the defense work, make the team successful, and that's what we're getting better at through camp.

Previous Rookie Stories: Jimmy Morrissey | Malcolm Koonce

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