Houston Texans Rumors: 5 AAF players to take a flier on

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Potential AAF target for the Houston Texans
Potential AAF target for the Houston Texans, Damontre Moore (Photo by Denis Poroy/AAF/Getty Images) /

Damontre Moore, EDGE, San Diego Fleet

Damontre Moore has the highest pedigree on this list and one of the highest pedigrees in the entire AAF. The former third round pick by the Giants was a standout player at Texas A&M and looked the part of a future, dominant NFL pass rusher.

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Unfortunately, he had a multitude of off the field issues that forced him to hop around the league with a total of six different team since 2013. He had this many opportunities because of the immense potential he displayed at A&M, 26.5 sacks in three years including 12.5 in  A&M’s inaugural SEC season.

He earned a 90.8 overall grade from PFF as he tallied 9 sacks with 25 quarterback hits (league-leading). He also forced two fumbles and had four pass deflections. Moore had 41 pressures on 220 pass rushes, which is an extremely high rate for an edge defender.

Moore wasn’t crowned the Defensive MVP of the AAF, that honor was awarded to Smith but Moore was a close second with his stout production. He was consistently dominant in the AAF and often looked like a man among boys.

The Houston Texans have Watt, Clowney, and Mercilus as their primary pass rushers but Clowney and Mercilus could be on their way out the door. So, the team needs to look at adding more depth to lineup opposite of Watt in the future, Moore could definitely be that guy.

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