Moore 'disappointed' in Combine performance

Moore 'disappointed' in Combine performance
February 25, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore said he was 'disappointed' in his performance in a few drills at the NFL Combine on Monday.

He's just one of many.

Coming into this past weekend, Moore was thought to be one of the top defensive linemen in this year's draft but he certainly didn't help himself on Monday.

First, he did just 12 reps on the bench press, the lowest number by any defensive lineman this year.

"I had a rocky start, you know, with the bench press," Moore said to NFL.com. "I was really disappointed. I was nowhere near what I did when I was training so I was disappointed in that but it's just like football. Something always happens, some adversity. You have to learn from it and move on."

The bench press at the Combine is done with 225 pounds. The most anyone has done this year is 38. To put Moore's 12 reps into perspective, 5-foot-8 West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin did 14 reps on the bench. Moore is eight inches taller than Austin and weighs 76 more pounds.

But that wasn't where the struggles ended for Moore. He still had to run the 40.

He said he felt something in his hamstring during the first 40 run but tried to do the second. He pulled up lame on his second attempt and his official time (obviously from the first run) was a 4.95.

Moore told NFL.com that his normal 40 range is in the mid 4.7s and his slowest was 4.8. He did much worse than that on Monday.

But even with the hamstring tweak, Moore said he will be ready for his pro day on March 8. That will go a long way in determining if he'll remain a top-of-the-draft pick or will plummet down the board.

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