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In 34 games over four seasons at Penn State University, Joey Porter Jr. did a little bit of everything for the Nittany Lions. He played outside cornerback. He played in the slot. He played special teams. He had 113 tackles and 20 passes defended, but had only one collegiate interception.
In the pre-draft process, that led many to question Porter’s ability to make splash plays on the football. His performance in training camp so far should put those fears to rest. Porter has been a ball hound throughout the seven practices at St. Vincent College, and he put an exclamation point on Thursday’s practice with a diving two-minute-drive-ending interception against Kenny Pickett.
Porter also muscled a ball away from Hakeem Butler in a two-on-two wide receivers vs. defensive backs drill earlier in the practice session. Suffice to say, Porter can catch.
Alan Saunders and Zachary Smith talked on today’s Steelers Afternoon Drive about Porter’s big day and his camp so far, the performance of the rest of the rookie class, and why the defense appears to be ahead of the offense.
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