The New York Giants needed some defensive help and they got that very thing when they called out Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore with the 81st pick in the NFL Draft. Defensive end is a spot the Giants have been able to pride themselves on lately, but the guys they have are aging and fragile and in the case of Osi Umenyiora — gone.
But Moore is a guy that can come in and learn the ropes from those there, and while some think it’s the wrong city for Moore, it may end up being the right fit for both parties involved.
Moore took an epic tumble in the draft this season thanks to a very poor performance at the NFL Combine back in late February, early March. Before the combine, Moore was projected by those like Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay as being a first-round talent and even a top 5 talent by others. However he ended up running a slow 40-yard dash time at the combine in Indianapolis and didn’t bench nearly as many reps as teams would have liked.
That raised the question of whether he was just a weak defensive end or an unmotivated defensive end.
New York apparently think he’s neither and rather that Moore is motivated enough to be a third round pick and this may end up being a really great pick if Moore can get past the bad combine he had and grow into a role on the Giants defensive line.