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Name: *Damontre Moore 
College: Texas AM     Number: 94
Height: 6-4   Weight: 250
Position: DE  Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2013

40 Time: 4.84

Projected Round: 2
Rated number 6 out of 148 DE's      52 / 2426 TOTAL
Combine Invite: 
Height: 6044
Weight: 250
40 Yrd Dash: 4.95
20 Yrd Dash: 2.87
10 Yrd Dash: 1.72
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 12
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

Dates: 03/08/13
Height: 6044
Weight: 250
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.33
3-Cone Drill: 7.08


  A high school all-America pick by Max Emfinger coming out of Rowlett High School in DeSoto, Texas, Moore stayed close to home by choosing the Aggies over offers from Oklahoma State and Baylor.

He was a freshman All-Big 12 honoree while racking up 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, an interception and a team-high three forced fumbles while serving as All-American Von Miller's backup at the "joker" position in 2010. All three of the forced fumbles came in a dominating performance against Louisiana Tech that included a pair of sacks.

Moore stepped into a starting - and starring - role in 2011 with Miller off to the NFL. He was fourth on the Aggies with 72 tackles while starting 10 of 12 games at the joker position. He had 12-tackle games against Kansas State and Texas, and was second on the team with 8.5 sacks to go along with a team-high four forced fumbles.

Moore moved from the joker spot to defensive end in the Aggies' switch to a 4-3 scheme and put together a first-team All-American season from several media outlets in 2012, and was a second-team AP All-American. He was also first-team All-SEC as the Aggies' leader in tackles (80), sacks (12.5), tackles for loss (20.0), quarterback hurries (8) and blocked kicks (2).

"Today is a sad moment and a happy moment," Moore said in announcing he would forego his senior season. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, but I've loved my time representing the 12th Man and with my teammates at Texas A&M. Wherever I go, I will always be an Aggie at heart."

Moore was the third Aggie lineman since 1970 to lead the team in tackles, and the first since Sam Adams in 1993.

"I couldn't be happier for Damontre as he pursues his professional dreams in the NFL," Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin said. "He's been a great representative of Texas A&M University, as a student and a football player, and I know he will continue to be an ambassador for the University in everything he's does in the future.

With the NFL shifting more towards the pass than ever, the need for versatile defenders capable of rushing the quarterback and dropping back into coverage is only increasing. Adding players who can play both roles -- as well as create turnovers -- is at a premium. In the Aggies' Moore, scouts see a prospect just scratching the surface of his potential.


  STRENGTHS: Possesses a lean, lanky build with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Flashes a quick first step off the snap. Has long, strong arms and uses his hands well to defeat blocks.

Generates impressive speed off the edge, including a late burst to close. Good flexibility to dip under the tackle's reach and has the long arms to keep his opponent from grabbing a hold of him.

Lines up in a variety of spots and is capable of beating defenders with his quickness, as well as bull rush and a complimentary spin move that he'll use to slip inside or outside. Improving strength as a run defender. Generally does a nice job of sealing off the edge to keep his containment responsibilities.

Locates the ball well and pursues with passion. Closes on the ballcarrier quickly and shows good strength for the drag-down tackle. Rips away at the ball when he can, showing the ability to force fumbles (8 over three seasons). Developing use of hands to get into passing windows and when rushing kickers, blocking two kicks in 2012.

Showed surprising awareness, lateral agility and straight-line speed when asked to drop back into coverage.

WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent get-off at the snap and does not appear to have elite explosiveness, overall. Remains a work in progress in terms of getting his hands up as a pass defender, posting only two pass breakups in 2012.

Has a tendency to allow his pad level to get too high when in run support and can be knocked back off the ball because of it. Makes a disproportionate number of his tackles five yards downfield due to his hustle and isn't the consistently dominant defender his statistics might indicate.

COMPARES TO: John Abraham, DE, Atlanta Falcons -- Like the Falcons' perennial Pro Bowler, Moore has the potential to rank among the league's top pass rushers whether as a classic 4-3 defensive end or as a stand-up pass rusher out of the 3-4.

--Rob Rang

 2012 Season

  First-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and Ted Hendricks Award finalist. Second-team All-American by AP.

Aggies' leader in tackles (80), sacks (12.5), tackles for loss (20.0), QB hurries (8) and blocked kicks (2). Third defensive lineman to lead the Aggies in tackles since 1970, and the first to do it since All-America defensive end Sam Adams in 1993.

 2011 Season

  Was fourth on the team in tackles with 72 stops, including 41 solo hits ... saw action in 12 games with 10 starts at "joker" ... was the top tackler down the stretch with at least six tackles in the final six games of the regular season, including 12-tackle games against Kansas State and Texas ... was second on the team behind Sean Porter in sacks (8.5/50) ... Led the team in tackles for losses (17.5/70) ... had five sacks in the final three games of the regular season, including a pair against Kansas State and Kansas ... had a team-best four forced fumbles and also recovered a fumble.

 2010 Season

  Earned Freshman All-Big 12 honors from ESPN.com after serving as Butkus Award winner Von Miller's backup at the Aggies' "joker" ... turned in an impressive stat line of 40 tackles, including 5.5 QB sacks, and also contributed an interception and a team-high three forced fumbles ... was named National Defensive Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after coming off the bench to make a season-high seven tackles, including two QB sacks and another tackle for loss of yardage in the Aggies 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech ... Moore also forced three fumbles and recovered one against the Bulldogs.

 High School

  Coached by Kiff Hardin at Rowlett High School ... an honorable mention all-state selection by The Associated Press as a senior (2009) ... was a first-team all-area honoree by The Dallas Morning News after recording 66 tackles, six sacks and two safeties ... earned all-America honors from Max Emfinger and was a SuperPrep Southwest Team pick ... chose Texas A&M over offers from Oklahoma State and Baylor.


  Damontre Moore is the son of Detra Johnson of DeSoto, Texas and Damon Moore ... born Sept. 11, 1992 ... undecided on a major.

 Draft Scout Player News
11/26/15 - DE Damontre Moore (hamstring) took his full practice reps and should be good to go for Sunday.
11/23/15 - DE Damontre Moore (hamstring) did not participate with the team during its Monday practice. Moore was spotted outside running sprints on the grass field under the watchful eye of a trainer, which would seem to indicate that his isn't a serious strain.
10/26/15 - DE Damontre Moore, who was benched by Tom Coughlin this week after the coach publicly questioned whether he could trust the reckless defender to play a fundamentally smart game, isn't necessarily guaranteed a spot back on the active list this week despite the hamstring injury rookie Odighizuwa is dealing with. "Damontre Moore is a skilled athlete who we'll again look at the plan and see exactly where we stand," Coughlin said. "If we can include him, then we will."
10/20/15 - DE Damontre Moore currently leads the Giants in sacks with 3.0 and has shown himself to be the most effective of the team's pass rushers thus far this season. However, it doesn't sound as though the 23-year-old Moore is headed for a larger role in the Giants' defense anytime soon, not after the blatant indiscretions Moore committed Monday night that hurt his team. To recap, Moore, who posted the team's lone sack and who managed two hits on the quarterback, also committed a stupid penalty in which he body-slammed Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford to the ground well after the quarterback released the ball. Not only did Moore cost his team 15 yards, the penalty also came on a third-down play that the Giants had stopped cold. Instead, the Eagles' drive continued all the way to the end zone, tying the score at 7-7 in what was the first of 27 unanswered points by the Eagles. If all that wasn't bad enough, the former Texas A&M defender, whom head coach Tom Coughlin said has an abundance of energy, didn't exactly win brownie points when he would jump up and go into a celebratory dance after making a play despite his team being behind. "There's no excuse," Moore said after the game. "I have to get my football IQ awareness up, and get a better understanding for the rules so I can eliminate these penalties." That Moore, a three-year veteran, admitted to having some cloudiness regarding the rules of the game is a damning testament to his preparation, which is why it was not surprising that head coach Tom Coughlin admitted his trust in the team's 2013 third-round draft pick has been significantly dented. "I can't really honestly say that," Coughlin said when asked if he could still trust Moore to be on the field moving forward and to not commit stupid penalties. "He's obviously of high energy and he does give outstanding effort; there's no question about it, but with regard to that, there's absolutely no excuse for anyone for the unnecessary roughne
10/19/15 - DL Damonte Moore made one of the biggest mistakes of the game when he was called for roughing the passer in the first quarter with the Giants leading 7-0. That came on third down and kept alive a drive that ended up in a Philadelphia touchdown. Giants coach Tom Coughlin called it "a very bad penalty." Moore took complete blame for the boneheaded play. "It was just me having a poor football IQ and not being aware of the rules," he said.