Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State Beavers: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad defensive back Jordan Poyer of Oregon State (14) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl south squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 191 pounds

Position Rank:

Drafted By:

40 Yard Dash: 4.54

Bench Press: 8

Vertical Jump: 30.5″

Broad Jump: 118″

2012 Statistics

Interceptions
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
12 7 122 1 0.58
Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 33 17 50 4.17
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 5.0 27 0.42
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 2.0 18 0.17
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 7 0 1 0

Career Highlights (via OSU athletics site)

2012: Jordan is one of the top athletes on the team … has become an excellent cover cornerback … has a flair for the big play, having scored touchdowns three times in his career – twice via interception, once on a punt return … excels in all aspects of the game, including as the team’s kick and punt returner as well as a gunner on coverage teams … listed as the No. 2 senior cornerback in the country by ESPN’s Mel Kiper in January … legitimate postseason honors candidate … named to Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List; given annually to top defensive player that demonstrates integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity (IMPACT) … named to Phil Steele’s preseason All-America Fourth Team at cornerback … chosen to Phil Steele’s preseason All-Pac-12 First Team at cornerback and Second Team as a punt returner … also chosen preseason first team all-conference by Blue Ribbon … chosen as one of four team captains for the 2012 season. 2011:Started all 12 games … earned Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team at cornerback … named to All-Pac-12 Conference First Team by CollegeSportsMadness.com … set the Reser Stadium record with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown against UCLA – earning Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week and National Punt Returner of the Week by College Football Performance Awards … scored on a 51-yard interception return against BYU … registered his first multi-interception game with two at Arizona State … named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention following UCLA and Arizona State games … established career-highs with eight tackles and four pass break-ups in a win over Arizona … finished the season with 16 total passes defended (four interceptions and 12 pass break-ups) which tied for eighth in the nation … performed as the Beavers’ primary punt returner all season, averaging 14.1 yards per return – the fourth best rate in OSU history … also the starting kick returner for most of the season … briefly played baseball as an outfielder, appearing in seven games and starting five – batted .250 with three hits – did not pursue baseball due to time commitments with the sport and football.2010: Second on the team for all-purpose yards with 1,109, a 92.4 yards per game average … second in the Pac-10 for kickoff return yards per attempt at 27.8 – the seventh-best mark in OSU history for a season … on the receiving end of a 23-yard fake punt pass from Johnny Hekker that set up OSU’s second touchdown vs. TCU … 34 tackles on defense as a cornerback, where he moved from safety prior to the season … made two interceptions, returning one 65 yards for a touchdown giving OSU a 10-0 lead in the eventual victory against USC … played for the Corvallis Knights, a summer wood bat baseball team for college eligible student-athletes. 2009: One of eight true freshmen to play … 10 tackles on special teams, second most on the team (Brandon Hardin – 11) … played in all 13 games … 11 tackles overall for the season, including three against Arizona State and Washington … also recovered a fumble against the Huskies.

Career Stats

Defense G Solo Asst. Total Sacks/Yds TFL/Yards FF FR P Def Int/Yds
2009 13 7 4 11 1
2010 12 22 12 34 1 / 3 1.5 / 4 1 1 4 2 / 65
2011 12 35 22 57 0.5 / 1 12 4 / 56
2012 12 34 17 51 2 / 18 5 / 27 1 1 7 7 / 122
TOTAL 49 98 55 153 3 / 21 7 / 32 2 3 23 13 / 243

 

Kick Return G No Yards Yds/Rec Long TD Yds/G
2009 13 3 114 38.0 70 0 8.8
2010 12 33 917 27.8 47 0 76.4
2011 12 30 680 22.7 57 0 56.7
2012 12 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 66 1711 25.9 70 0 34.9

 

Punt Return G No Yards Yds/Rec Long TD Yds/G
2009 13 0 0 0 0
2010 12 11 104 9.5 17 0 8.7
2011 12 10 141 14.1 85 1 11.8
2012 12 10 71 7.1 24 0 5.9
TOTAL 49 31 316 10.2 85 1 6.4

Scouting Report/Player Notes

One of the top senior cornerbacks in the country, Poyer is a playmaker with and without the ball in his hands. Based on his last two seasons of play, Poyer is going to significantly climb up NFL Draft boards, especially with the emergence of Oregon State as a legitimate national title contender in 2012. The 2nd team All-Pac 12 performer (2011) finished his junior year and first season as a starting cornerback with a career-high 57 tackles, 12 passes broken up, and four interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown. He’s also got great special teams versatility, returning a punt for a touchdown as a junior. The former backup safety has emerged as arguably the best cover corner in the Pac 12, and through four games (time of this writing) in 2012, has four interceptions already. He is a fantastic athlete, and the only question surrounding him right now is whether or not he’s mature enough to play with an NFL contract after a bar fight and arrest in May.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

Topics: 2013 Nfl Draft, Football, Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

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  • Sean O’Reilly

    Love this guy!! Hope he is on Dolphins radar