March 1, 2013
2013 Steelers Mock Draft:
Round 1.) Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A and 250 pounds, but only 12 reps in the bench press and a slow 40 time are going to drop his draft stock as bit. Luckily for the Steelers it may drop him right into their laps. According to Moore's draft profile on NFL.com he is being compared to Aldon Smith of the 49ers. Moore is a solid pass rusher with good quickness, but he needs to get better at setting the edge in the run game.
Reasoning:-James Harrison is expected to be released as part of a salary cap purge. That leaves the Steelers in need of another top-tier pass rusher. Moore was once considered the top outside linebacker in the draft so if he falls to the Steelers at seventeen it would be hard to seem them pass on selecting him.