Former Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. is brimming with confidence at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.
A centerpiece of the Nittany Lions‘ secondary the past two seasons, Porter Jr. is projected to be chosen as high as the top-10 picks in this spring’s draft, believes he’s the best player at the position in this year’s class.
“I feel like I’m CB1 for a reason,” Porter Jr. said, when asked how important it would be for him to be the first cornerback off the board. “I feel like I’m the best corner here. I’m just here to show my talents and move on.”
.@PennStateFball CB Joey Porter Jr.: Teams are getting a competitor who competes at everything he does. I feel like I’m my Dad on the field, and my Mom’s persona off it. I feel like it’s a good mix.” #NFLDraft #PennState pic.twitter.com/Q5t62OHssN
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Last season in Happy Valley, Porter Jr. logged 37 total tackles with 11 pass breakups, despite limited targets from opposing quarterbacks as a redshirt Jr.
“I feel like a lot of organizations like big, physical corners who are long and can run,” Porter Jr. explained. “And, I feel like I fit that bill, too.”
As for what Porter hopes he can prove when he takes the field for the workouts at Lucas Oil Field this week, he says he has a simple mission.
“My game speed,” Porter explained. “I feel like people don’t think I’m that fast. So that’s what I’m here to prove, that I can really fly.”