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2013 NFL mock draft: Eagles take Damontre Moore in 1st round

Moore recorded 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss in 2012.


With a huge need at offensive tackle, many mock drafts have had the Philadelphia Eagles taking Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel with the fourth overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. However, in the latest collaborative mock draft at SB Nation from Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn, Joeckel was the first player off the board, leaving the Eagles with the first pass rusher of the draft.

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4. Philadelphia Eagles - Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

With Luke Joeckel off the board, the Eagles are in a bit of a tough spot. With Chip Kelly in the fold, Philly is expected to switch to a 3-4 defense. Damontre Moore plays well in space and should be able to fill the role of 3-4 outside linebacker in that scheme. He has the closing speed and motor to be an impact player at that position.

Moore, 20, is considered to be the top pass rusher on many boards and was a terror in the SEC during the 2012 season, recording 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. At 6'4, 250 pounds, he has been projected in both 4-3 schemes as a defensive end and 3-4 schemes as an outside linebacker.

The Eagles finished with the sixth fewest sacks in the NFL in 2012, with 30. Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Jason Babin, who was released in November, each recorded 5.5 sacks. Two-time Pro Bowler, Trent Cole, recorded just three sacks, snapping a streak of three consecutive double-digit sack seasons.