Jordan Poyer Wants to Hit the Ground Running
March 6, 2013, 12:41 pm
April 25th of this year is special for Jordan Poyer: Not only will it be his 22nd birthday, but it is also the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft. Poyer admitted that if he hears his name called on the first day of the draft, it would probably be the best birthday present ever – just don’t tell his girlfriend. The former Oregon State corner joined the BFT with guest host Fletcher Johnson on Wednesday to talk about his career at OSU, his combine experience and the upcoming NFL Draft.
Right away Poyer talked about his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, which featured a strong showing in the 40-yard dash with an unofficial time of 4.46 seconds and an official time of 4.54 seconds. Despite the gravity of the stage he was on, Poyer said that he was mainly just focused on technique and ignoring all the distractions.
“[I] kind of just blocked everything out,” he said. “I think I handled it pretty well.”
When asked about if there was any aspect of the combine that surprised him, Poyer talked about how even though he had been warned by previous combine attendees about how long the days went, he didn’t realize just how long they really were until he was experiencing it for himself. Poyer went on to discuss his upcoming pro day at Oregon State University in Corvallis, saying that the event will be more about “putting icing on the cake” rather than still trying to prove something to NFL scouts.
Later, Poyer was asked about his most memorable game at Oregon State, to which he selected the home win against USC on national television during his sophomore year of college – a game in which Poyer had a strong all-around performance, but also featured his first pick-six of his career.
Finally, when asked to describe himself in a single word, Poyer chose “competitor.”
“I hate to lose more than I like to win,” said Poyer. “I’ll compete until I compete myself into the ground.”
To listen to the entire interview, click below: