Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore (98) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
3. Defensive End, Damontre Moore
This might make some scratch their head, but it really shouldn’t. Damontre Moore has elite pass rushing ability and deserves more snaps than he’s received over his 1st two seasons in the league.
He was a 1st-round talent that fell to the 3rd-round based on questions regarding his effort. The ability is there and he is going to be a huge part of the Giants defensive line rotation in 2015. Something about Steve Spagnuolo’s presence just seems to bring out the pass rush in all.
With an increase in snaps in 2014, Moore registered 5.5 sacks and 32 combined tackles. I think he’s only scratched the surface with his potential as a pass rusher on this Giants defense. With a larger role in 2015, Moore’s production will surely pickup.
There’s no question in my mind he exceeds double-digit sacks, and if the defense as a whole plays well I think the name recognition of Moore will reminisce stronger with voters. I’ve been a fan of him since the Giants announced his selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, and I’ll stand by his talents moving forward.
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