It was a relatively tame NFL Free Agency, but all 32 teams now have their attention directed toward the 2023 NFL Draft in order to add talent to their rosters. The first round of the draft is kicking off on Thursday, April 27th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the NFL news until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called early on is Joey Porter Jr. out of Penn State.
The following is a complete Joey Porter Jr. NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
As always, the 2023 NFL Draft will be a three-day event. The first day will feature the first round of players, which is only 31 this season. All of these picks will be broken down here at FlurrySports. Day 2 will be Rounds 2-3 and Day 3 features Rounds 4-7.
The 2023 NFL Draft will take place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, MO. The Joey Porter Jr. draft projection expects him to hear his name called early on.
Joey Porter Jr. NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Joey Porter Jr.
Position: Defensive back
Weight: 193 pounds
College: Penn State
Joey Porter Jr. Stats 2022 | Penn State
Solo Tackles: 21
Forced Fumbles: 0
Passer Rating: 63.6
Joey Porter Jr. Draft Profile
Joey Porter Jr. is an extremely physical cornerback that is relentless in run support. Porter does a great job getting off of blocks and is arguably the best open-field tackler among all defensive backs in this draft. He is a ball hawk who flies toward the ball. While he didn’t force any turnovers this year, much of that was due to him not being tested much. He breaks on the ball well and makes every catch tough for receivers.
Physicality is necessary in the NFL, but Porter sometimes gets himself into trouble as he is late in disengaging on jams in press coverage. Porter is also a little slow at changing directions, which can make him susceptible to double moves. When he isn’t playing press, he gives receivers too much space on slant or drag routes over the middle, which can lead to an easy catch and turn for the receiver.
Joey Porter Jr. Highlights
Joey Porter Jr. Draft Projection
All 2023 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Chris Trapasso.
Joey Porter Jr. is currently projected to be drafted by the New York Giants at No. 31.
For more 2023 NFL Draft profiles and coverage, check out our NFL Draft page.