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New York Giants 2022 Training Camp Roster Preview: DT David Moa

David Moa flashed for the Giants in the preseason last year, but not enough to make the 53-man roster. How does he stack up against the competition this year?

New York Giants defensive lineman David Moa, a product of Boise State, posted his best numbers as a sophomore with 30 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and four passes defended in just 11 games. As a result of his performance, Moa was named First Team All-Mountain West Coast that season.

The following year, he played in 11 games, logging 21 combined tackles with just one sack. As a senior, he suffered an Achilles injury that sidelined him for nearly the entire 2018 season.

Despite this setback, Moa was granted another year of eligibility to play. And with one final opportunity to produce a career-changing comeback, Moa truly made the most of it. In 13 games played, Moa collected 37 tackles (a college career-high) while securing one sack, one pass defended, and a fumble recovery. That production helped him get back on track, with an eye on the 2020 NFL Draft.

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After going undrafted, Moa signed with the Vikings. However, he didn't make the 53-man roster, and he signed with the Falcons practice squad for less than a week before being released.

On October 5, 2020, the Giants signed him to their practice squad. He got a chance to compete for a roster spot the following summer but fell short of his quest.

Still, Moa did enough to earn a place on the practice squad, and he would make his NFL debut in Week 7 against the Panthers. In the final week of the 2021 season, Moa made his first career start.

Dec 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle David Moa (96) looks on during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
Oct 24, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants nose tackle Austin Johnson (98) huddles with nose tackle Austin Johnson (98) and defensive tackle David Moa (96) before the game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium.
Jan 2, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs with the ball as he evades the tackle of New York Giants defensive tackle David Moa (96) during the second half at Soldier Field.

 


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