The Steelers chose offensive attacks on Dan Moore Jr. in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in 2021, the 128th overall pick.
“It means everything,” Moore Jr. said after being drafted by the Steelers. “I grew up watching them win the Super Bowl by playing in the Super Bowl. I know the history of the black and yellows as a football fan. Knowing the tradition, it goes deep there with football. I know there are people out there who are serious about the NFL team. I expect to continue this. ”
Moore Jr., who played for Texas A&M, was the second All-SEC team in 2020. Moore started 1
“I would describe my mentality as hardworking,” Moore Jr. said. “Whatever talent you have, you have to work hard every day and prepare for those moments. That’s the thinking I have.”
Moore Jr. started all 13 games in both 2018 and 2019, while playing in eight games in his first season in 2017. He started as a keeper at A&M, but moved on to the fight early.
“I know they gave me a reason,” Moore Jr. said. “Whatever it is, I’m ready to continue it. I started as a guard, moved to handle my third game of the season. It wasn’t a difficult transition at all. This is the coaching style we have at A&M, the next person, you have to be ready to play in any position. ”
Moore Jr. met the Steelers in the Senior Bowl, but he also met the other 31 NFL teams, so he didn’t know how strong the interest was. After a hearing from offensive coach Adrian Clem, interest was strong.
“I’m really excited to get Dan, an athletic man who’s long,” Clem said. “He’s a very mature player. It’s exciting to get someone who has flexibility of position in terms of playing right and left. He’s a person who is focused mainly on playing left, but is able to play right, which adds depth without to add numbers, I’m really excited about that.
“This is a man who is more than capable of being nasty, playing physically and finishing all these things. This man has graduated and hit people in the dirt. He plays consistently at a high level with a high bike.”