Weight: 229 pounds
Drafted By: Cincinnati Bengals (4th round, 118th overall)
40 Yard Dash: 4.62
Bench Press: 22
Vertical Jump: 35″
Broad Jump: 119″
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Career Highlights (via Texas A&M athletic site)
Was a consistent force at outside linebacker for the Aggies … earned first-team All-Big 12 honors after posting 79 tackles, and leading the team with 9.5 sacks and second with 17 tackles for loss of yardage … his 9.5 sacks (.73 per game) led the Big 12 and were tied for No. 16 nationally … his 17 TFLs ranked tied for third in the Big 12 … had four or more tackles in every game, including a season-high 10 stops against SMU … had a season-high two QB sacks against Oklahoma State and Arkansas.
Ranked No. 3 on the team with 74 tackles, including 35 solo stops, while starting all 13 games … sideline to sideline defender contributed seven tackles for losses and six passes broken up … posted a career-best 10 tackles against Oklahoma State … best overall game may have been against Oklahoma when he made seven tackles, broke up three passes and had two tackles for losses … recovered a fumble against Texas … contributed eight tackles against FIU and Texas Tech.
Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman, making two starts … one of seven true freshmen to appear in all 13 games … was one of the first defenders off the bench, earning first career start at Colorado (11/7) and getting the nod in the Independence Bowl vs Georgia (12/28) … tallied at least three tackles in 10 of 12 games … nine tackles came on special teams, ranking third on the squad … posted a season-best six tackles at Oklahoma (11/14) … picked up first career sack against the Buffaloes.
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Porter’s stock is on the decline his senior season after having a pretty dominant junior year where he tallied 79 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and 9.5 sacks along with two passes broken up and a forced fumble. Porter has posted only half of a sack through the team’s first seven games, and just two tackles for loss. There has been really no explanation for the sudden decline in production, other than teams are paying more attention to Porter, who broke out the year after Von Miller graduated and headed off to the NFL. At this point, I think Porter is an undersized linebacker prospect with some upside as a joker pass rusher. He’s not your traditional strongside linebacker, but he offers a little bit more in terms of his ability on third downs.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)