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Another possible option for the Detroit Lions with the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft is defensive end Damontre Moore.
While much of the focus in 2013 NFL mock drafts has been on the Detroit Lions using the fifth overall pick on defensive end Bjoern Werner, he isn't the only DE who could be taken with that selection. The Lions may have the luxury of getting to choose from a few top defensive ends, one of whom could be Texas A&M's Damontre Moore (if he actually makes it to the No. 5 pick).
Moore is projected to be the Lions' pick in several mocks, including two on Walter Football and one on CBS Sports. The thinking behind the Moore projection is pretty simple. The Lions are in need of an impact player at defensive end, especially with Cliff Avril unlikely to be re-signed. Given that Moore had 12.5 sacks in 2012, he certainly seems to fit the role of an impact player.
Clearly, the upside of picking so early in the first round is that several top prospects should be available. For the Lions, I'm still convinced that a defensive end will be the pick; I'm just not sure which defensive end they will take at this point. There are pros and cons to both Werner and Moore, and you could also make an argument for Oregon's Dion Jordan.
If the Lions are dead set on taking a defensive end, do you want the pick to be Werner, Moore, Jordan or perhaps someone who hasn't been mentioned?