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Texas A&M Defensive End DaMontre Moore Declares for NFL Draft, Will be Top 10 Pick

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Texas A&M defensive end DaMontre Moore declared for the NFL draft on Sunday and will be one of the top players drafted in April’s draft.

Nicknamed “the Monster”, Moore certainly played up to his nickname this season for the Aggies, and while Heisman trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel got the majority of the headlines for his team, the play of Moore is just as big a reason for the Aggies success.

The versatile defensive lineman has experience playing in a 3-4 scheme as an outside linebacker and has played both end spots in a 4-3 with success in both fronts. If I am an NFL general manager picking in the top 10, there is zero chance I’m letting Moore get away from me, something he let very few quarterbacks do this season.

He is an absolute terror coming off the edge with 12.5 sacks this season, which was good enough to rank seventh in the nation and just one sack away from leading the country. He also had 80 tackles with 20 coming for loss while being the single dominant force on the Aggies defense.

Another attribute that is playing in Moore’s favor come draft time is his ability to stay healthy. With no major injury history in his time in college combined with his knack for always being in the middle of a big play will ensure that Moore is one of the first five players to hear his name called during the draft.

Texas A&M and Moore play Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan 4 in Dallas, Tx. The former Big 12 rivals will be one of the marquee non-BCS matchups, but don’t forget to stay tuned when Manziel is on the sidelines and check out Moore, because he could be playing for your favorite NFL team next season.

To see more of Moore check out this highlight film.

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