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Jordan Poyer, CB

School: Oregon State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Astoria, OR
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 191 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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119153-4
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03/16/2013 - 2013 Oregon State Pro Day: With 25 NFL representatives in attendance, Oregon State's top two prospects -- cornerback Jordan Poyer and wide receiver Markus Wheaton -- decided to mostly stand on their numbers from the combine last month. However, they did look impressive during positional drills at the Beavers' Pro Day on Friday, and little-known cornerback Brian Watkins wowed everyone with his speed.

Not known as a burner, Poyer ran an official 4.54 40-yard dash at the combine and decided to stick with that time. He did elect to lift and perform a few other drills, improving his bench press number from 8 to 11 reps. Poyer also participated in the vertical jump (28.5-inches) and broad jump (9-foot-7), but neither matched his marks from the combine (30.5-inches vertical, 9-foot-10 broad jump). Both Poyer and Wheaton looked good during their positional drills with one scout saying "neither did much to help or hurt themselves today." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/29/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Jordan Poyer has been the leader of the defense all season. He leads the Beavers in interceptions with seven, and that despite missing one game with an ankle injury. But it's more the presence he's brought to the unit with his confidence which has carried over in Oregon State's turnaround season. - The Sports Xchange

12/16/2012 - 2012 AP ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM: CB - Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State...Poyer is tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions this season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top cornerback) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player). He helped OSU have one of the best turnarounds in college football this year at 9-3 for the regular season. - Oregon State football

12/16/2012 - 2012 WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM: DB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, 6-0 190 Sr., Astoria, OR...Poyer is tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions this season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top cornerback) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player). He helped OSU have one of the best turnarounds in college football this year at 9-3 for the regular season. - Oregon State football

12/16/2012 - 2012 NCAA FBS CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICAN: DB - Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, 6-0, 190, senior...Poyer, a senior co-team captain, is second in the nation for interceptions with seven. The Astoria, Ore., native has a chance to be the Beavers' first consensus All-American since center John Didion in 1967 if he is selected to Friday's announced Football Writers Association Team. Poyer has already earned First Team All-America honors by among others the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation and the Sporting News. - Oregon State football

12/16/2012 - 2012 AFCA FBS COACHES' ALL-AMERICA TEAM: DB Jordan Poyer, Sr., Oregon State...Poyer is tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions this season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top cornerback) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player). He helped OSU have one of the best turnarounds in college football this year at 9-3 for the regular season. - Oregon State football

12/03/2012 - CB Jordan Poyer was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America squad. Poyer was also selected one of four Beavers to the Pac-12 first team, joining WR Markus Wheaton, DE Scott Crichton and special teams standout Jordan Jenkins. Jenkins, however, won't be able to play in the bowl game after suffering a broken ankle in the final game of the regular season.

11/27/2012 - 2012 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM: DB Jordan Poyer, Sr., Oregon State...has been selected First Team All-Pac-12 for the 2012 college football season. Poyer is a candidate for numerous All-America teams and was recently selected a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player). The Astoria, Ore., native was a Second Team pick last year.

Poyer was named the Player of the Week by the Pac-12 and the Thorpe Award after intercepting three passes against Washington State earlier this season. Poyer has six interceptions this season, tied for the third-best mark in the country; and for his career ranks tied for sixth at OSU with 12. He is the first Beaver defensive back on the First Team since Sabby Piscitelli in 2006 and the first cornerback since Dennis Weathersby in 2002. - Oregon State football

11/09/2012 - Oregon State senior cornerback Jordan Poyer has been invited to the Senior Bowl and plans to accept. The Senior Bowl is the highest level postseason all-star game that showcases players who are eligible for the NFL draft in April. Only top prospects are invited. "I got the letter (Wednesday) and I was pretty excited about it," Poyer said. "It was one of those things that hasn't sunk in yet, and it won't until I actually go." The Senior Bowl will be Jan. 26 in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The teams are coached by NFL coaches and practices are attended by more than 800 front office personnel. - Cliff Kirkpatrick, Corvallis Gazette-Times

11/08/2012 - The good news for Oregon St. for the impending assault on Stanford Saturday at noon is that the Beavers should be at full strength. Cornerback Jordan Poyer, who was a game afternoon decision to not play last week against Arizona St., returned to practice Monday, with a brace on his knee, and has increased his activity as the week has worn on. Poyer, who received an invitation to the Senior Bowl today, is expected to return to the lineup against the Cardinal. - Andy Panda, Building the Dam

10/13/2012 - Even though BYU's vaunted defense struggled for the first time this season, the Cougars still had a chance to upend No. 10 Oregon State. That is until the Cougars were done in by turnovers and costly penalties late that allowed Oregon State to pull away for a 42-24 victory Saturday. "We believe we had a great chance to compete and win this game," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "We didn't play well enough to do it. But nobody will feel sorry for us. The team will have to rally and focus on making improvements and going into another difficult setting." BYU faces undefeated Notre Dame next. The seventh-ranked Fighting Irish edged Stanford in overtime Saturday. The Cougars hung with the Beavers until the final minutes with a nice mixture of short passes, quarterback runs, shovel passes and by converting on 8 of 18 third downs and 3 of 3 on fourth downs. "If they're going to score touchdowns, you have to answer back with touchdowns," BYU senior quarterback Riley Nelson said For Oregon State, reserve quarterback Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school. Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury. Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939. "You don't really think of that kind of stuff during the season, but I do know we're 5-0 and I really like that," Oregon State coach Mike Riley said. "But it's just not too long before we're going to start thinking about becoming 6-0. ... I think this was a big time win in this stadium today." Markus Wheaton caught two first-quarter TD passes, and scored on a 12-yard reverse in the fourth, while cornerback Jordan Poyer returned an interception 49 yards to seal the victory against BYU (4-3). - AP Sports

10/10/2012 - Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week on Wednesday after the senior helped guide the Beavers to a win over Washington State with three interceptions. Poyer's three picks were the most by an OSU player since Mitch Meeuwsen intercepted three against Washington State in 2003. Poyer's interceptions helped seal Oregon State's 19-6 win over the Cougars Saturday, in which the Beavers allowed Washington State just 227 total offensive yards - 207 came through the air. The honor is Poyer's second this week after he was named a Walter Camp Foundation National Player of the Week on Monday. The Astoria, Ore., native now has four interceptions on the year, which is tied for first in the Pac-12 Conference and tied for second nationally. Poyer and the Beavers moved up to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings on Monday. It's the highest ranking for the Beavers since Oregon State opened the 2001 season ranked 10th. - Oregon State football

10/08/2012 - WEEK 6 NCAA NATIONAL FBS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Resurgent Oregon State continued its impressive start on defense behind CB Jordan Poyer, who tied for the national single-game lead this fall with three interceptions against pass-happy Washington State. Poyer, who was the last Beaver (vs. Arizona in 2011) with multiple interceptions in a game, had the most INTs in a contest by a Beaver since 2003. His effort helped OSU hold an opponent out of the end zone for the first time since 2008 and gave the Beavers their first 4-0 start since 2002. - NCAA.com

10/07/2012 - WEEK 6 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, Senior, Cornerback, Astoria, OR/Astoria HS...Oregon State senior cornerback Jordan Poyer made four tackles, including one for a loss, intercepted a career-best three passes and broke up another as the 14th-ranked Beavers defeated Washington State, 19-6. Pryor's play helped OSU, which is off to its best start since 2002, improve to 4-0, 3-0 in the Pac-12. - - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

10/06/2012 - Jordan Poyer and the Oregon State defense drove the No. 14 Beavers to their first 4-0 start since 2002. Poyer intercepted three passes, the last with 3:18 left in the game, and Oregon State held Washington State to 20 rushing yards in a 19-6 victory Saturday. A Reser Stadium-record crowd of 46,579 turned out to see a team that has gained national attention after victories over three teams that have been ranked in the Top 25 -- Wisconsin, UCLA and Arizona. The fans did not get the offensive fireworks they may have hoped for, but they saw the Oregon State defense hold the Cougars to a pair of field goals. The Beavers (4-0, 3-0 Pac-12) used a 12-play, 86-yard drive in the fourth quarter to finally put away Washington State. Fullback Tyler Anderson scored on a 1-yard dive after a Sean Mannion screen pass to Markus Wheaton set up the final touchdown with 4:27 left, making it 19-6. - The Sports Xchange

10/06/2012 - Jordan Poyer had three interceptions, Sean Mannion passed for 270 yards and No. 14 Oregon State survived a shaky start with a 19-6 win over Washington State Saturday. Markus Wheaton had 95 yards receiving and a touchdown but it was the Beavers defense which kept the Cougars at arm's length on the day when Mannion, who threw three interceptions, was more down than up. Oregon State (4-0, 3-0 Pac-12) has surpassed its win total from all of 2011, but many in the school-record crowd of 46,579 were left shaking their heads at penalties and turnovers as the offense sputtered. Mannion completed 25 of 42 passes and was sacked three times. The Beavers are 4-0 for the first time since 2002. Jeff Tuel was 11 of 17 for 126 yards after replacing Connor Halliday, who threw three interceptions in just over one half of action. However, Tuel's telegraphed pass that led to Poyer's interception ended the threat for Washington State. Marquess Wilson had four catches for 54 yards to lead the Cougars (2-4, 0-3). Halliday was 9-for-20 passing. - AP Sports

10/01/2012 - Week 5 Rewind: Poyer's long arms, strong hands and quick feet allow him to effectively jam receivers at the line, consistently disrupting the timing of opponents' passing game. He understands route concepts and shows an excellent burst to close, as he did to step in front of a Scott pass midway through the third quarter with the Wildcats driving into position to build upon a 21-17 lead. Poyer, playing nickel, tipped the quick out, forcing Arizona slot receiver Richard Morrison to juggle the ball. The ball bounced into the air and over Morrison's head. Poyer dove to the sideline in front of the OSU bench, corralling the pass for a momentum-changing interception. Poyer is hardly just the playmaker against the pass that his seven career interceptions (including two he's returned for scores) might indicate. He's also a technically sound run defender, who fights to keep his containment responsibilities and is a physical tackler who uses his hands well to claw at the football. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/01/2012 - Week 5 Rewind: Only the fact that the Oregon State Beavers were expected to be one of the bottom-feeders in the Pac-12 conference this season has allowed their early success to go relatively unnoticed throughout the country. The team walked into Arizona Stadium ranked No. 18 in the country after upsetting Wisconsin and UCLA to begin their season but still were pegged as an underdog against Rich Rodriguez's Wildcats. The emergence of junior quarterback Sean Mannion has been a big reason for the Beavers' early success but so too has been a plucky defense, led by Jordan Poyer, currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 5 rated senior cornerback for the 2013 draft. While the 5-11, 190 pound Poyer hasn't generated the buzz of other ball-hawking defensive backs throughout the country, it was clear that the Arizona coaching staff respected him. Despite attempting 53 passes Saturday night, Wildcats' quarterback Matt Scott rarely challenged Poyer, who typically lines up outside but was moved inside to cover slot receivers as Arizona often went to three and four wide formations. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/07/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Wisconsin at Oregon State, Sept. 8 -- The Beavers rarely, if ever, get a top-20 team to play in Corvallis for a nonconference game, and this becomes doubly interesting as an opener. OSU would like to put memories of two consecutive losing seasons behind them and their fans, and how better than starting a season with a major upset. KEYS TO THE GAME: The Beavers need to show some semblance of a running game to keep all of the pressure from falling on quarterback Sean Mannion while doing a decent job of slowing the Wisconsin running game. PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Jordan Poyer -- The acknowledged leader of this OSU team needs to come up with some big plays to ignite his teammates. That could come with an interception, or a return of a kickoff or punt, but in a game like this against Wisconsin, OSU's best player needs to be a big factor. - The Sports Xchange

07/23/2012 - Top-five Oregon State prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. CB Jordan Poyer...With the tandem of Brandon Hardin (now competing to be the Chicago Bears' starting strong safety) and Poyer slated to be Oregon State's starters, the Beavers had hoped to feature the Pac-12's most talented cornerback duo in 2012. In what turned out to be a harbinger of the Beavers' ill-fortuned season, however, Hardin broke his shoulder during camp last August and missed the entire campaign, thrusting Poyer into the spotlight. To Poyer's credit, he stepped up his level of play considerably, emerging in just his second season at cornerback (previously was a reserve safety) to earn Second Team Pac-12 honors with career-highs in tackles (57), passes broken up (12) and interceptions (four), including one the second interception of his career for a touchdown. Half of Poyer's six career interceptions came against NFL-caliber quarterbacks, as he picked off Brock Osweiler twice last year and Matt Barkley in OSU's stunning 36-7 demolition of the Trojans in 2010. Not only did Poyer demonstrate the confidence and athleticism necessary to handle the one on one responsibilities expected of cornerbacks in OSU's blitz-heavy scheme, he continued in his role as the Beavers' primary returner, averaging a gaudy 14.1 yards per return on punts (including an 85-yard touchdown vs. UCLA) and carrying a 25.9 career average on kick returns. Athletic, physical and possessing the ball skills to make opposing quarterbacks pay for testing him, Poyer currently ranks fourth among senior cornerbacks on NFLDraftScout.com's 2013 board. To earn this lofty ranking, however, Poyer will not have to prove that his junior season was no fluke but also that he has the high character NFL teams are looking for as he was arrested following an alleged bar fight in May. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/18/2012 - 2012 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State CB, Sr., has been selected to the Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the best defensive back in college football by the Jim Thorpe Association. The senior co-captain from Astoria, Ore., is already a candidate for the prestigious Lott Trophy and a member of the College Football Performance Awards honors preseason list. Poyer was a Pac-12 Conference Second Team selection last season on defense after making 57 tackles, 12 pass deflections and four interceptions. In addition, he averaged 14.1 yards per punt return last year and set a Reser Stadium record with an 85-yard return for a touchdown against UCLA. He also averaged 22.7 yards on 30 kickoff returns. - Oregon State football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. Poyer was a Pac-12 Conference Second Team selection last season on defense after making 57 tackles, 12 pass deflections and four interceptions. In addition, he averaged 14.1 yards per punt return last year and set a Reser Stadium record with an 85-yard return for a touchdown against UCLA. He also averaged 22.7 yards on 30 kickoff returns. - Oregon State football

07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, CB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. Poyer was a Pac-12 Conference Second Team selection last season on defense after making 57 tackles, 12 pass deflections and four interceptions. In addition, he averaged 14.1 yards per punt return last year and set a Reser Stadium record with an 85-yard return for a touchdown against UCLA. He also averaged 22.7 yards on 30 kickoff returns. - Oregon State football

05/29/2012 - Oregon State football coach Mike Riley issued a statement Wednesday about the string of the run-ins with the law by his football players this offseason. "This behavior is totally unacceptable and the appropriate discipline started immediately with each event and future incidences could result in exclusion from our football program," the e-mail read. Those words could be his, or come from the PR department. However, I'm sure Riley feels at least that strong and I'm sure stronger. Players behaving badly is never a good thing, but even worse coming off two losing seasons. Riley is under a lot of pressure, and I'm not saying hot seat yet. However, another losing season will stoke the flames. Riley needs to be firm with these players: CBs Jordan Poyer (criminal trespass), Sean Martin (DUII), S Ryan Murphy (trespass) and Malcolm Marable (excessive speeding, assault). What should have come out with the statement was the suspension length, which should be at least one game for Poyer, Murphy and Martin, and three for Marable if you use the OSU code of conduct as a guide. Marable has had two different incidents. - Cliff Kirkpatrick, The Corvallis Gazette-Times

05/29/2012 - Oregon State football coach Mike Riley issued a statement Wednesday about the string of the run-ins with the law by his football players this offseason. "This behavior is totally unacceptable and the appropriate discipline started immediately with each event and future incidences could result in exclusion from our football program," the e-mail read. Those words could be his, or come from the PR department. However, I'm sure Riley feels at least that strong and I'm sure stronger. Players behaving badly is never a good thing, but even worse coming off two losing seasons. Riley is under a lot of pressure, and I'm not saying hot seat yet. However, another losing season will stoke the flames. Riley needs to be firm with these players: CBs Jordan Poyer (criminal trespass), Sean Martin (DUII), S Ryan Murphy (trespass) and Malcolm Marable (excessive speeding, assault). What should have come out with the statement was the suspension length, which should be at least one game for Poyer, Murphy and Martin, and three for Marable if you use the OSU code of conduct as a guide. Marable has had two different incidents. - Cliff Kirkpatrick, The Corvallis Gazette-Times

05/23/2012 - Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer was arrested in connection with trespassing at a nightclub near campus over the weekend. Poyer, 21, is scheduled to appear on second-degree trespassing charge in Benton County Circuit Court on June 7. Police say Poyer was barred from the Impulse Bar & Grill earlier this year, but managed to get into the club by using an alternate entrance. He was detained by Impulse security before police arrived early Saturday. Poyer posted on Twitter Tuesday that the incident was a ''big misunderstanding'' and got blown out of proportion. - AP Sports

05/22/2012 - Oregon State senior CB Jordan Poyer, 21, was arrested on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass, according to Corvallis Police. Poyer was detained by the Impulse Bar and Grill staff during a fight at 1:52 a.m. Saturday morning. Police discovered the bar staff excluded Poyer from the premises after a Feb. 5 incident. Oregon State officials say they know about the incident and are gathering more facts, and the matter is being handled internally. Poyer was an all-conference starter last season and is considered an NFL prospect next year. "It was no barfight, ppl that know me know im not like that. Big misunderstanding on what really happen, but it is what it is," Poyer said through this Twitter. "This situation got blown wayyy out of porportion its almost funny." This is the second recent incident at Impulse to involved OSU football players. Malcolm Marable, a 20-year-old sophomore CB, was arrested on charges of violent conduct at 12:04 a.m. after he hit a downtown nightclub security person while trying to free teammate Ryan Murphy. - Cliff Kirkpatrick, The Corvalis Gazette-Times

05/22/2012 - Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal trespass, according to a report by The Corvalis Gazette-Times. The No. 4-rated senior cornerback prospect for 2013 by NFLDraftScout.com, Poyer refuted a report that he was detained by staff at the Impulse Bar and Grill during a fight Saturday morning. "It was no barfight, ppl that know me know im not like that. Big misunderstanding on what really happen, but it is what it is," Poyer wrote on his Twitter account. "This situation got blown wayyy out of porportion its almost funny." Poyer was forbidden from the establishment following a Feb. 5 incident, according to the report. Team officials said they were aware of the incident and that it would be handled internally. Poyer had 16 passes defended and 12 passes broken up to go along with 57 tackles and four interceptions in 2011, his first year as a starter. He was named second-team All-Pac 12 and was also named to the LOTT Impact Trophy Preseason watch list entering his senior season. The junior from Astoria, Ore. is also a standout special teams player as a punt returner and gunner on the coverage teams. Poyer is an excellent athlete who was an all-state baseball player and has been an outfieldeer for the Beavers, but chose to focus on football this spring. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange

05/07/2012 - 2012 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, CB, 6-0, 190 (Astoria, Oregon): Was credited with 16 passes defended and 12 passes broken up last season...57 tackles, four interceptions...Second team All-Pac 12...Drafted in professional baseball. - Lott IMPACT Trophy

 
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03/16/2013 - 2013 Oregon State Pro Day: With 25 NFL representatives in attendance, Oregon State's top two prospects -- cornerback Jordan Poyer and wide receiver Markus Wheaton -- decided to mostly stand on their numbers from the combine last month. However, they did look impressive during positional drills at the Beavers' Pro Day on Friday, and little-known cornerback Brian Watkins wowed everyone with his speed.

Not known as a burner, Poyer ran an official 4.54 40-yard dash at the combine and decided to stick with that time. He did elect to lift and perform a few other drills, improving his bench press number from 8 to 11 reps. Poyer also participated in the vertical jump (28.5-inches) and broad jump (9-foot-7), but neither matched his marks from the combine (30.5-inches vertical, 9-foot-10 broad jump). Both Poyer and Wheaton looked good during their positional drills with one scout saying "neither did much to help or hurt themselves today." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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