Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore was once considered a surefire top-five pick in the 2013 NFL draft, and now he may slip all the way into the second round.
Moore still offers the versatility to play either in a 3-4 as an outside linebacker or as a defensive end in a 4-3, though, and could make the team that drafts him happy.
Here are five things to know about Damontre Moore before the draft.
Combine results courtesy of NFL.com. College stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.
Full Name: Damontre Moore
Birthday: September 11, 1992
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Rowlett
Demontre Moore was a first-team All-Area honoree by The Dallas Morning News and was an honorable mention All-State selection as a high school senior in 2009 by The Associated Press. Moore chose to commit to Texas A&M over Oklahoma State and Baylor when coming out of high school.
Information from Aggieathletics.com.
2010: 40 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, 5.5 sacks, 1 interception
2011: 72 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 8.5 sacks
2012: 85 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 12.5 sacks
Moore showed his versatility as a player while starting his career at outside linebacker in Texas A&M’s 3-4 defense. He continued his development when the team switched to a 4-3 defense and turned into a defensive end. All in all, Moore recorded 26.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles in his three-year career at Texas A&M.
Stats from Sports-Reference.
Height: 6'4 1/2"
Arm Length: 34-5/8”
Hand Size: 10-1/4”
40 yard dash: 4.95
Bench Press: 12
Pro Day Results
Bench Press: 19
3-cone drill: 7.05 seconds
Short Shuttle: 4.31
Moore was once considered a top-five pick in the draft and has plummeted down draft boards due to his poor performance at the NFL combine. Moore may have increased his bench total at his pro day, but he still posted the lowest number at the combine with 12. He was unable to run a 40-yard dash at his pro day due to a hamstring injury he suffered at the combine.
The only other lineman to bench a lower total than Moore’s 12 at the NFL combine was Kent State’s Brian Winters, who benched 225 lbs nine times.
Moore is the third Texas A&M Lineman since 1970 to lead team in tackles and first since Sam Adams in 1993.
He started his career at Texas A&M as an outside linebacker before the team switched from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense.
First-Team All-Southeastern Conference Selection in 2012.