Joey Porter Jr. visits the Steelers

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Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr., whose father spent eight years playing for the Steelers and five years on the Steelers’ coaching staff, is now on the Steelers’ radar in the NFL draft.

Porter Jr. visited the Steelers’ facility, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The visit does not count toward the Steelers’ 30 visits with college players because Porter is considered a local prospect.

Smaller but faster than his linebacker father, Porter Jr. is considered one of the best cornerback prospects in this year’s draft. He might be off the board before the Steelers’ first-round pick, No. 17 overall.

Porter Jr. said at the Combine that he’d love to be a Steeler.

“I think it would probably mean a lot for me and my family, being in the Pittsburgh area for a little bit now,” Porter said. “Staying at home would mean a lot.”

2 responses to “Joey Porter Jr. visits the Steelers

  1. If he’s available at pick 17 the Steelers would probably take him. He was a high school teammate of Mike Tomlin’s son. Tomlin knows him and the family well. Every team in the league can use another solid CB. It’s a good fit. He could also be gone before the Steelers are on the clock.

  2. Too much pressure if selected by Steelers. Plus, too much of the stinking “family” bent thru the Heyward & Watt brothers, already. Also had 2 Edmunds there, as well. Draft players, not relatives or buddies.

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