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Missouri vs. Texas A&M: Damontre Moore is 'impact player' Tigers must plan for

The Aggies DE, projected to be one of the top picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, will be a huge challenge for Gary Pinkel's squad.

Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

While Johnny Football has received most of the hype for Texas A&M's strong first year in the SEC, he's not the only star on the Aggies team.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel knows that his team is going to have to find some way of blocking Damontre Moore on Saturday if they're going to have any chance of pulling off the upset:

"He's pretty aggressive and has a number of sacks. You have to know where he is at all times. He's a great, great player, a big impact player who is playing at a high level."

Moore, a 6'4 250 DE, is the latest in a long line of pass rushers A&M has put out, as he learned from Aggies DE/OLB Von Miller as a freshman.

He's been essentially unblockable in 2012, even in the SEC. Through 11 games, Moore has 78 tackles, including a preposterous 20 for loss as well as 12.5 sacks.

NFL teams are always looking for more edge rushers, and even though Moore is only a junior, he's widely seen as a lock to go pro after this season and be taken very early in the first round.