New York Giants select DE Damontre Moore

Damontre MooreThe New York Giants selected DE Damontre Moore with the 81st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Moore, a Texas A&M product, played three seasons with the Aggies, notching 197 total tackles and 26.5 sacks. He forced eight fumbles in his three years in College Station.

In his freshman and sophomore seasons, Moore played as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme. He moved to defensive end as a junior, picking up 12.5 of his career sacks last season.

Moore’s draft status took a hit when he only completed 12 reps in the bench press, the lowest among defensive lineman, and a 4.95 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Moore is listed at 6′ 4″ and 250 lbs.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Another young player the Giants hope to mold into a solid pro. Moore was once considered first round timber, but off-field issues perhaps kept him from a big payday.

He only played DE for one season at A&M, but what a season it was. To me he has more upside and potential than many of the pass rushers that were drafted ahead of him. Needs to add about ten pounds of muscle, which is doable.

He’ll be under the tutelage of DL line coach Robert Nunn, with help from vets Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka, so he’ll learn the drill at TPC real fast.

This could be a monster pick for the Giants if things break right.