Joey Porter Jr.
Joey Porter Jr.  CB  Penn State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Joey Porter Jr.
Height
6-2
Weight
198
College
Penn State
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Bakersfield, CA
89.6/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank (DB)
4.47
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
8
Tackles
27
Sol tackles
21

Joey Porter Jr. CB Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Joey Porter Jr. CB Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #15 Position Rank: #1 (DB)
40 time: 4.47 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 198
Date of Birth: 07/26/2000 Age: 22.4
Overall Rating: 89.6 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 73.7
Tackling:
71%
Run Defense:
62%
Coverage:
84%
Zone:
83%
Man/Press:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid Position rank: #1
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 1705
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (81/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #30 Pos Rank: #19 State Rank: #2
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (89/100 )
Ovr Rank: #234 Pos Rank: #24
Draft Profile: Bio
Joey Porter Jr. attended North Allegheny High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.890, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Porter Jr. opted to join Penn State after being heavily recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Porter Jr. saw action in 4 games and played a total of 80 snaps at Cornerback for the Nittany Lions. He recorded only 3 tackles, one assist, while adding no stops. In coverage Porter Jr. notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 156.3.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 8 games and logged 415 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He made 28 tackles, 4 assists, and had 8 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 127.0.

In 2021 as a junior Porter Jr. played in 13 games and contributed on 769 snaps. He chalked up 46 tackles, 9 assists, and added 14 stops. In the secondary Porter Jr. forced 3 pass breakups, one interception, and gave up a solid QB rating when targetted of 84.7.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has the fluidity, speed and quick feet to come down and defend slot receivers in man coverage. Porter also does a nice job breaking down in space as a tackler after the catch.
  • Long and lean and a very fluid mover. He shows good route recognition and the ability to transition out of his backpedal and close on the ball fast.
  • He has the core and lower-body strength to escort receivers to the sideline when working deep. He showed tremendous instincts with his eyes on the backfield last year, quick when transitioning out of his backpedal.
  • Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
  • He’ll line up in press at times, where Porter has a quick and powerful punch. His ball skills are good, and he plays with an extremely confident and competitive demeanor.
  • Has the quick, agile feet and fluid hips to mirror quickness and change direction underneath. But he’s at his best facing the action.
  • His length and leaping ability allow him to high-point the ball and make plays. Porter would have had bigger interception numbers in college had opposing quarterbacks not gone out of their way to avoid him.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Struggles to transition and drive out of his backpedal when playing off-man. Like a lot of physical corners at the collegiate level, he’s too handsy downfield at this point.
  • Better in press coverage than in off coverage, when Porter can look shaky and unsure when transitioning out of his backpedal. He’ll give up throws underneath.
  • Like a lot of collegiate corners, he has a tendency to get grabby, something that will have to be coached out of him.
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How other scouting services rate Joey Porter Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
23.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
3.0