If it seemed like things couldn’t get worse for former Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine after posting only 12 reps in the bench press, they just did.
Moore is sloted as the #2 defensive lineman on NFL analyst Mike Mayock’s list but that could change. It’s not just the meager reps he put up but little things right before he ran his 40-yard dash.
When a draft prospect runs their 40, the next in line is on deck and supposed to be ready to go. However, when it was Moore’s turn to go he wasn’t ready and they had to hold everything up so that he could tie his shoe.
Then when Moore does run his 40, he does it in a horrendous 4.95 made official by NFL.com. This would take Moore out of strong consideration to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme and strictly as a defensive end.
The epic collapse came when Moore attempted to improve that time on his second attempt but appeared to pull a hamstring right before he hit 30 yards. This would also keep him out of the individual drills that further hurt him in evaluation.
In order to keep the first round status assigned to him by analysts he’ll have to blow everyone away at his Pro Day on March 8th.