2013 NFL mock draft: Chargers select Damontre Moore

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The San Diego Chargers take Damontre Moore with the 45th pick of the 2013 POD Community Mock Draft.

With the 45th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2013 NFL mock draft, the San Diego Chargers select Texas A&M defensive end/outside linebacker Damontre Moore. David Tokarz is serving as the Chargers' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.

As I stated in my first round draft post (No. 11 overall, Star Lotulelei), the Chargers need tools on offense. That said, we're not drafting for need; this roster is probably a year or so away from competing in the AFC West, so if a really valuable player falls, I'm grabbing him.

I say that because there are three players that fell pretty far in this draft: Manti Te'o, Barrett Jones and Damontre Moore. I knew going into this pick that one of those three would be putting on a Chargers uniform (I have two of them graded out as a late first round value and the third as a mid-second round value and the highest ranked offensive player on my board). Te'o doesn't fit the scheme (the Chargers run a 3-4 and he's better suited for a 4-3), so he was out almost immediately. That narrowed my choice down to Jones and Moore.

I ended up choosing Moore. I like Jones, but his Lisfranc injury scares me, and I want a player ready for the season. Moore's combine was (to put it mildly) not good, but the risk in the second round is a little more understandable. Moore represents incredible value at No. 45. He's a pass rushing defensive end that would suit a 4-3 defense ideally, but he has value (and experience) playing outside linebacker at Texas A&M. As an excellent pass rusher, he'll bolster San Diego's nonexistent (or nearly) pass rush and will be an excellent building block and complement to Star Lotulelei on a rebuilt Chargers defense.

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Check out the 2013 Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.

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