It’s just a question of being within a range that is close to this in terms of start and end positions, speeds/momentum, and degree/nature of body movement.
In other words, a “DB Row” can be an enormously varied thing. Torso angle can vary, start point can vary, where you pull it to can vary, whether straight or arced, concentric and eccentric speed, degree of twisting of the torso, any motion of the hips, probably more than this.
Whereas when someone says a Kroc Row they don’t mean something radically different than how Kroczaleski is known to do this row. When he DB rows that way. (It is not the only method he ever uses.)
As to what his goal is, better lockout in the deadlift.
As to what my goal is, better midback/upper back.
Your goal might be better lats.
Or having an exercise in there that is productive at quite high reps, or having something that’s very good as an explosive movement. Maybe some other reason.