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Sean Porter | Linebacker

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230

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Bengals selected Texas A&M OLB Sean Porter with the No. 118 overall pick.
Porter (6-foot-1 1/4, 229) played both 3-4 rush linebacker and 4-3 weak-side 'backer as the Aggies underwent scheme change during his career. He's at his best as a nickel rusher with an ability to bend the edge. Porter ran 4.75 at the Combine with a 1.63 ten-yard split and pumped 225 pounds 22 times on the bench. He's likely to play special teams as a rookie, and could be James Harrison's eventual replacement at strong-side linebacker. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:09:00 PM

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Texas A&M OLB Sean Porter has four private workouts scheduled with the Chiefs, Falcons, Cowboys, and Patriots.

Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson adds that the Broncos, Bears, Texans and Rams are also showing interest. Porter is a tweener, lining up as a pass rushing linebacker and traditional linebacker behind a four man front during his collegiate career. We think he is a pass rushing role player due to his bend around the edge.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Texas A&M OLB Sean Porter will work out for the Kansas City Chiefs at an unclear date.

The Chiefs are a 3-4 defense, much like Porter's first reported visit with the Atlanta Falcons, and could be looking at Porter as a sub-package defender. He has the ability to do damage as a rusher because of his quickness and agility. He also has the athleticism to play in coverage, although he is raw and needs to continue to develop his technique and fundamentals.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Texas A&M OLB Sean Porter is working out for the Cowboys on Tuesday.

The work out is taking place at the school's campus. Porter's best seasons occurred when lining up as a pass rushing outside linebacker, but in 2012 he was utilized as an outside linebacker behind a four man front. We question Porter's athleticism, but he bends well around the edge and could find a role as a pass rushing specialist.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 01:33:00 PM

The Atlanta Falcons had a private workout with Texas A&M LB Sean Porter.

The news comes via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. Porter is likely a sub-package player at the next level and is currently very raw. He showed improvement this past season and could be a fit as a weak-side linebacker in Atlanta's scheme. He may offer potential as a rusher as well when blitzing.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 07:31:00 PM

Texas A&M OLB Sean Porter will attend the Senior Bowl.

Porter had a difficult year after making the transition from pass rush linebacker in a three man front to 4-3 outside linebacker. Teams usually line up in a base 4-3 without blitzing while in Mobile so Porter's struggles may continue, but it is a positive thing that the Aggie senior has tape for Scouts at both positions.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 01:28:00 PM

Texas A&M senior OLB Sean Porter picked up his first full sack of the 2012 season against LSU on Saturday.

The sack came on an inside blitz where Porter was left unblocked, but the senior displayed nice closing speed to finish the play. The Aggies appeared to make it a concerted effort to blitz Porter more on Saturday, and he made enough plays to justify the decision. After tallying 9.5 sacks in 2011 as a rush linebacker, Porter is now lining up in a traditional outside linebacker role and has yet to look comfortable.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 08:40:00 AM

This Saturday's game between Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech has been postponed until October 13.

Hurricane Isaac is the culprit for the delay, but school officials are understandably taking every precaution. It would have been a nice test for the Aggies, who will be running new offensive and defensive schemes than in 2011. Texas A&M will now open their season against Florida on September 8.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 05:09:00 PM

At least a dozen scouts plan to attend Texas A&M's opener against Louisiana Tech.

There are certainly expected to be more competitive games during college football's opening weekend, but both sides offer a good bit of talent to evaluate. Scouts will mainly be focused on Texas A&M seniors Christine Michael, Ryan Swope and Sean Porter, along with Louisiana Tech offensive lineman Oscar Johnson, but the Aggies certainly field solid junior prospects as well. The full list of scouts can be found in the link below.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 03:17:00 PM

SI's Tony Pauline considers Texas A&M senior OLB Sean Porter a sixth- or seventh-round prospect.

Pauline calls Porter an "athletic linebacker that plays with a great degree of explosion," who is "tough up the field defending the run and effective in space." Other than those positives, Pauline does not offer negatives to explain the late third-day projection. We are on the opposite end of the spectrum with Porter and consider him one of the top-ten senior prospects heading into his final season. The Aggies are moving away from a 3-4 scheme to a four man front, so Porter's pass rushing snaps could decrease significantly. However, the senior will put plenty of his traditional linebacker game on tape to supplement his pass rushing skill.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 01:40:00 PM

With the Aggies moving to a 4-3 defense under a new coaching staff, senior OLB Sean Porter's pass rushing attempts may decrease.

Texas A&M led the nation in sacks last season, and Porter was a major contributor with 9.5, but DC Mark Snyder's plan is to keep the standout linebacker in a more traditional role. This will allow Porter to showcase his range in coverage and physical play versus the run. We suspect he will still be featured as a pass rusher on third downs. It would be a waste of talent to utilize Porter differently.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 06:41:00 PM