NFL player comparisons for Steelers CB Joey Porter Jr.

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Most-likely NFL comparison: Carlton Davis

While I do think there's a reasonable chance that Joey Porter Jr. could reach an Ike Taylor-level status at some point in his career, his best NFL player comparison might be Carlton Davis. The Buccaneers cornerback was the 63rd overall pick by Tampa Bay back in 2018, and while we need to see how the back half of his career plays out, these two cornerbacks share very similar play styles.

Davis hasn't been voted to a Pro Bowl as of 2023, but he has been on the verge of Pro Bowl status at times thanks to his consistent play and ability to keep his opposing receiver in check while in man coverage. However, his lack of ball production has often made him an afterthought when talking about some of the best cornerbacks in the league. Davis has recorded more than one interception in a season just once in his first five years (4 picks in 2020).

Regardless, this is a player you want on your football team, and he has already earned a sizable second contract from the Buccaneers (three years, $44.5 million, per Over the Cap). In addition to his solid tape, Davis has not earned an overall grade worse than 65.0 since his rookie season in 2018, via Pro Football Focus.

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Davis isn't considered a top-notch cornerback, but he's a very respectable starter who can lock down opposing receivers on the boundary. This might be the most likely career path for Joey Porter Jr. in the NFL. These two players are a lot alike.