Damontre Moore is not a guy that is going to blow you away with strength and power and pushing guys around, as seen is his only 12 bench reps at the combine. He is more of a guy that will use slants and stunts to get to the quarterback. He is not naturally explosive, and there are some problems with his technique. He played both 4-3 end and 3-4 outside linebacker in college, which will help show his versatility to teams, but ultimately his best fit is in the 3-4.
34 ¾” Arms
250 lbs. Weight
10 ¼” Hands
After initially watching his tape, it was obvious that Moore was not the athletic freak that his other draftees, Ziggy Ansah, Barkevious Mingo, and Dion Jordan, are. However he still is athletic enough to play either 3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 defensive end in the NFL, though to play defensive end he will need to strengthen up as the normal weight for defensive ends is 260. He shows very good snap anticipation from most of the film that I have watched as well. One of the things he does best are the inside stunts and slants, something that A&M had him do a bit. He moves very fluidly when he is standing up, which will help him in coverage as a linebacker in the 3-4. He also shows a very good second effort, something I noted in the Florida game when he got beat initially a few times he still would close in on the quarterback and chase him down until the ball was thrown away.
His hand usage is one of his bigger flaws, but that is something that can be coached up in the NFL, much like Aldon Smith with the 49ers. He’s definitely not the most athletic guy, shown in his 4.95 forty. He is also not very good at attacking the run directly either, he would rather chase the running back down after he gets around a block. His spin move is still a work in progress, as he often times cannot find his balance when using it, which causes him to get outside the pocket. As I noted earlier, he is very good at slants, but a lot of sacks I saw came from those slants which leads me to question whether or not he can be a consistent edge rusher or not. As seen at the Combine, from his paltry 12 reps, he is also not the strongest guy either. Even if he does go to a 3-4 team it would be a good idea for him to add strength so to help him push through blockers more. I believe part of the reason why he sometimes doesn’t attack blockers directly is because he knows he doesn’t have the strength to do so. His first step at times can be explosive, but most of the times it is a little slower than usual.
Back in early January people were projecting Moore to go as high as second overall to the Jaguars, even the great Mel Kiper had him in the top 5. Now that more people have watched his tape, and he has had a bad showing at the Combine, he has dropped in some mock drafts all the way to the early 20’s. Most likely he’ll end up being selected near the bottom of the Top 10 or the early teens.