Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/28/13
Fortunately, for Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Moore was on his team, and not patrolling the defensive line for another, or he wouldn’t have been able to hoist the trophy with the iconic pose.  That is because Moore, nicknamed “DaMonster,” is a play-making terror on the defensive side of the ball. He can pressure the quarterback, and he has the ability to put him on the ground once he gets there.  He is also excellent at making tackles on the ball carrier, at or behind the line of scrimmage. This was evident by the season opening performance Moore had against the Florida Gators. He took a chomp out of the Gators, as he amassed 10 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. This and similarly good performances against LSU and Louisiana Tech, had some experts penciling him in as a top 10 draft pick going into this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.Moore’s fortunes turned however after a disappointing performance at the Combine. He was only able to complete 12 reps on the bench press, ...
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