2013 DBN Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints Select Damontre Moore at No. 15

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With the 15th pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the New Orleans Saints select...

Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

This selection and write-up was made by Ted Washington's Belly:

The New Orleans Saints had a historically bad defense last year. They gave up the most yards in NFL history, a staggering 440.1 per game, and allowed 28.4 points per game. With Drew Brees on offense, they’ll be able to put points on the board, but they aren’t going to win anything unless they shore up this abysmal defense.

The first big change of the off-season for the Saints' defense came with the addition of Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator, a familiar face to us here in Cleveland. Ryan brings with him his 3-4 defense that has proven effective in the Superdome in the past. The Saints also added free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis to help their secondary and are reportedly looking into Nnamdi Asomugha as well. As their team currently sits, the Saints' biggest need is a consistent pass-rushing threat at outside linebacker. They finished the season with only 30 sacks last year, tied for 25th in the league. Still on the board are pass rushers Damontre Moore, Barkevious Mingo, and Bjoern Werner. The pick came down to who I personally like best, and that is Moore.

Moore has big-time potential as a pass-rushing 3-4 outside linebacker. He’s got great size and athleticism. He produced in college with 26.5 sacks and 45 tackles for a loss in three seasons. He has experience playing outside linebacker in a 3-4. He is also only 20 years old. I’d slot Moore to be starting at the ROLB position for the Saints day one and expect him to be one of their leading pass rushers alongside defensive end Cameron Jordan. Overall, I think the Saints could have a quick turnaround from being a terrible defense to having at least an average unit.

With Drew Brees commanding the offense (although he also struggled at times in 2012), the Saints should definitely look to do whatever they can to improve the defense. Going with a pass rusher to improve their level of talent at linebacker is a good start. It does feel weird that a few months ago, Moore, Werner, and Mingo were all mocked to go to the Browns at No. 6 overall, but at this point, they're all available for the Saints to choose from at No. 15 overall.

The St. Louis Rams are up next, led by nickjs21.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee notthatnoise
10 Tennessee Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas pt_999
11 San Diego Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma JamesPowell
12 Miami Desmond Trufant CB Washington Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay Sherrif Floyd DT Florida LessThanJake
14 Carolina Star Lotulelei DT Utah rossn2007
15 New Orleans Damonte Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh HenryDawg
18 Dallas jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Red-Right-88
20 Chicago PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati troy145
22 St. Louis nickjs21
23 Minnesota Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis Mike Krupka
25 Minnesota Legoman0721
26 Green Bay Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen
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