2013 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers draft DaMontre Moore

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The Steelers are trying to rebuild an old defense and can speed up the process by taking a stud in the draft.

In the latest SB Nation mock draft by Dan Kadar, the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking defensive end/outside linebacker Damontre Moore with the No. 17 overall pick.

Moore, a standout last season with the Texas A&M Aggies, would be a great fit for Dick Lebeau's defense if he falls to Pittsburgh. Moore would unquestionably be an outside linebacker in the Steelers' 3-4 scheme. At 6'4'' and 250 pounds, Moore is the perfect size for a rushing 'backer who can replace the recently released James Harrison.

Only a month ago, Moore was thought to be a top-five pick, but that train has slowed down considerably. The Texas A&M product had a brutal showing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis a few weeks ago, after having 12.5 sacks in his senior season.

The combine likely cost Moore millions of dollars, but could ultimately land him in a better situation with a team that can wins some games while still giving him a chance to start immediately.

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