Originally Posted by RhymesayersDU
I don't know much about scouting and stuff... But why would people project him as a WR if he played QB and Safety?
I'm not saying it's not true or anything... but that just seems weird. I don't get how people (analysts, scouts, etc) can just say he should play another position.
NFL Draft: JERRY PORTER, Wide Receiver
West Virginia 6:02.2-215 Washington, D.C.
One of the finest athletes in college football...Jack-of-all-trades, seeing action as a defensive back, quarterback and receiver during his Mountaineer career...Has a great combination of size, speed and leaping ability...Shows excellent body control going for the ball over the middle...Gets good separation on his breaks and does a fine job setting up defenders with his fakes and explosive deep burst...Recently timed at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.
1999 Season...All-Big East Conference selection as an all-purpose back by SportsPage.com...Saw action as a free safety in the first five games, filled in as an emergency quarterback vs. Rutgers and then finished the second half of the season as a flanker...Recorded 28 tackles (21 solos) with a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown and a pass deflection...Caused a fumble and had a stop for a 4-yard loss...Also blocked a kick...Fifth on the team with 15 receptions for 311 yards (20.7 avg) and four touchdowns...Gained 52 yards on six carries (8.7 avg)...Completed 3 of 6 passes (50.0%) for 20 yards...Also had a 16-yard kickoff return.
East Carolina...Opened the season with 5 tackles (4 solos), including one for a 4-yard loss.
Miami (Oh.)...Blocked a punt, returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown and posted 8 tackles (5 solos).
Maryland...Made a hit on tailback LaMont Jordan, forcing a fumble and was in on 6 hits.
Syracuse...Had 5 tackles (3 solos) with a stop for a 2-yard loss.
Navy...Registered 9 tackles (7 solos) and deflected a pass.
Rutgers...Made a solo tackle, ran twice for 28 yards and threw an 8-yard pass to Quincy Wilson.
Temple...Caught 3 passes for 64 yards, including a 44 yarder that set up WVU’s game-winning score in a 20-17 decision.
Miami (Fla.)...Grabbed 5 passes for 75 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown on the game’s opening drive.
Virginia Tech...Followed with a 4-yard touchdown catch.
Boston College...Completed 2 of 4 passes for 12 yards, ran 3 times for 18 yards and had a 9-yard reception.
Pittsburgh...Closed out his career by hauling in 3 passes for 139 yards with touchdowns of 77 & 54 yards.
His senior year he played both WR and Safety. I don't know the exact circumstances why he got switched over to wideout, but I thought I read the coach was doing him a favor because NFL teams were looking at him as a WR>.
That's the only point I'm trying to make here with this scouting report, BTW.