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Steelers CB Joey Porter Jr. has warning for the NFL!

Everyone else is on notice!

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It's going to be a family affair in Pittsburgh, as the Steelers decided to select CB Joey Porter Jr. in the 2023 NFL Draft. If his name sounds familiar to Steelers fans, there's a good reason for that. His father Joey Porter played for the Steelers for eight years, and was part of the 2005 Super Bowl-winning team while also being named to four Pro Bowls. 

Porter Jr. was admittedly not happy about not being selected in Round 1 of the draft, and he's going to be coming out with a vengeance in his first NFL season and prove other teams wrong for not taking a chance on him. 

“Last night, I was mad,” said Porter, a 6-foot-2, 193-pound cornerback. “I had an edge on me. This was a perfect way to end my day right here. I forgot all about last night. I’m ready. I have a chip on my shoulder and I’m ready to prove myself.”

“I was not expecting this,” he said. “After last night, I was like, ‘Anything can happen in this draft.’ When the clock was winding down, I was like, ‘Dang, they might not get me.’ Then I saw that 412 number pop up and I was like, ‘I’m coming home.’ ”

“This is Steelers defense,” he said. “This is what we’re about. It’s power football. We’re going to smack you in the mouth and play aggressive. I feel like that fits my game style. I’m going to get in your face, talk a little trash, but we’re going to play.”

We're excited to see what Porter Jr. can bring to the Steelers in the shadow of his father!