Ravens First Round Scouting Report: Texas A & M, DE/OLB, Damontre Moore
6’4″, 250 lbs., Texas A & M
-Good explosion out of stance
-Powerful leg strength
-Productive in pass rusher role (26.5 Sacks in three seasons)
-Speed is only average for his position
-Converted OLB to DE last year, still needs polish and refinement at position
-Footwork and hand replacement need fine tuning
Moore has a lot of the characteristics that you look for in a defensive end prospect -size, power, and technical ability. He’s also shown excellent productivity during his college career in being able to get to the quarterback (26.5 sacks) and in getting into the backfield. (45 Tackles for a loss). He was able to showcase versatility as well when the Aggies switched schemes to a 4-3 and moved him from outside linebacker to end.
So at first glance it seems as if Moore would be a top ten selection in this year’s draft but as with many of these prospects Moore is a falling star. A poor combine where he ran a 4.95 40, and only had 12 bench press repetitions have scout’s rethinking their position on Moore’s draft prospects. He also did not show well in team interviews and was described as “immature”.
I think if the Ravens were to call his name come draft day it would be as a hybrid pass rusher that could get to the quarterback off the edge. Even though he spent this past season playing on the line he has previous experience in a 3-4 and shouldn’t have trouble going back to his old position. Considering the Baltimore’s recent additions of Chris Canty and Marcus Spears along with returners Arthur Jones and Pernell McPhee, Moore may be better suited to join the linebacking corps.
Matt is a lifelong Maryland resident and graduate of both Calvert Hall and Towson University. Before joining BSL, Matt worked as the Senior Site Editor for Baltimore Gridiron Report, providing commentary and analysis. He’s also written articles for Russell Street Report, and has appeared as a guest on 1370AM. Matt Co-Hosts Ravens Rap weekly with Mike Randall. Matt currently lives in Bel Air, just minutes away from his job teaching high school history and economics for Harford County Public Schools.