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NFL Draft Profile: Texas A&M Linebacker Sean Porter

 

 

 

Sean Porter, Outside Linebacker, Texas A&M 

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 229 pounds

40 Yard Dash: 4.75

Bench Press: 22

Vertical Jump: 35″

Broad Jump: 119″

College Statistics

Year

Class

Solo

Ast

Tot

Loss

Sk

Int

Yds

TD

PD

FR

FF

2009*

FR

23

19

42

4.0

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010*

SO

37

37

74

7.0

0.5

0

0

0

6

0

0

2011*

JR

50

29

79

17.0

9.5

0

0

0

2

0

1

2012*

SR

38

28

66

6.5

3.5

1

16

0

5

0

1

Career

 

148

113

261

34.5

14.5

1

16

0

13

0

2

 

Outside linebacker Sean Porter was projected as a third-round pick, but the Bengals managed to nab him in the fourth-round, and he could be a nice pickup and get early playing time if the Bengals move Vontaze Burfict to the middle and don’t re-sign Thomas Howard.

With a new coaching staff came a new scheme in Porter’s senior year, he played both the strong side and weakside linebacker spots in a 4-3 defense, as well as some spot duty in the middle. He finished the year with 66 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 1 interception.

 

Bengals linebackers coach Paul Guenther on Porter:

He’s a good cover guy. Took over Von Miller’s spot. He offers a lot at the table as far as the different things he can do for us.

Head coach Marvin Lewis on Porter:

Has great athleticism. He has played inside and outside. He can run and cover. Guy similar to Thomas Howard.

 

Porter’s couting Report/Player Notes via NFL Mocks:

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.

 

 

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