From 3-star SEC signee to the NFL Draft: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M


SDS will count down the 31 biggest overachievers of the SEC, at least as far as their recruiting rankings go. We’ll take a look at two and three-star prospects coming out of high school who became NFL Draft picks in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … finishing up the end of the month with the five who became first-round draft picks. Find out which stars from your school defied the recruiting rankings coming out of high school.

Here’s a day-by-day ‘month of May’ look at who ignored their recruiting rankings and went on to get drafted in the NFL.

No. 16 – Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

H.S. RANKING: Three-stars in 2010, No. 32 weakside defensive end in America.
NFL DRAFT: 3rd round, No. 81 overall by the N.Y. Giants in 2013
COLLEGE STATS: Had 197 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks and 8 forced fumbles in a three-year career.
NFL STATS: In 15 games played, Moore had 11 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 pass defensed and a kick blocked.
THE SKINNY: Coming out of Rowlett H.S. in Texas, Moore also had offers from Baylor, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma State, but he went to Texas A&M and played two years in the Big 12 and one in the SEC. He was a consensus all-american in 2012–the only year he played in the SEC–when he registered 12.5 sacks.

Editor’s note: For this particular series, Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to’s version, as the industry composite didn’t exist when many of these NFL Draft Picks were coming out of high school. Rivals has ranked high school prospects since 2002.

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