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Damontre Moore: The Future of the Giants Defense

damontre-mooreOn Friday, April 26th, the Giants decided to draft Texas A&M Defensive End Damontre Moore with the 81st Overall Pick. Many draft analysts had stated that if it weren’t for Moore’s character issues, he could have very well been a first round selection. However, due to these precautions amongst league offices, the talented Defensive End slide down to the Third Round.

Damontre came right into the Giants facilities, hoping to prove his disbelievers wrong, and show the NFL that he could in fact be a good person and positively contribute to a team’s defense in any way possible. And boy, has he done just that.

After a successful training camp, he finally decided it was time to show his New York Football Giants teammates and fans that he could produce at the next level. On August 10th at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Moore blocked a huge punt against Steelers Punter Drew Butler. He seemed virtually unstoppable, running through the offensive line with ease, and smothering the football, while taking away Pittsburgh’s first possession of the season.

Then jump to Week 4 against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. Damontre Moore is ready to show this team that he’s ready to become the man at Defensive End, and sure enough, he again proves his doubters wrong. Moore ran straight towards Chiefs Punter Dustin Colquitt, and like a brick wall, blocked the punt and took the ball right from the Chiefs Special Teams. This Rookie has an incredible instinct for finding the football, and will stop at nothing to place his team in great field position.

Now, 10 Weeks into the Regular Season, the Giants Rookie has been contributing at a great pace, although still named the backup to DE’s Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul. Against the Raiders, Moore clearly defined himself as one of the bright spots of the 2013 NFL Draft. With incredible speed and awareness, Damontre sprinted like a heat seeking missile for Marquette King and blocked his punt for Cooper Taylor to scoop up and bring back for a touchdown.

Week after week, this Rookie is showing Coach Coughlin, his teammates, and the Giants fan base that he can be a real contributor in any way needed. Damontre Moore came in with a clear mission, which was to be the best teammate and player he can be for the Giants Organization. And he’s doing just that, and even as a backup right now, he is proving each and every day that he can and will be the future feared pass-rusher the Giants have dearly missed for the past couple of years.

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One Response to “Damontre Moore: The Future of the Giants Defense”

  1. Moore has been the defensive draft bright spot this year — absolutely. we saw immediately what his upside was on special teams — time to see what he can do in base D if JPP doesn’t play.

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