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Greg Porter

TE | (0-0, 230) | Texas A&M
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Father (Mississippi State) and grandfather (Oklahoma State) played college football. Greg was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft as a high school senior but he opted to play college football first. Has played minor-league baseball with the Anaheim Angels each of the past two summers. Redshirted in 1998. Was also a standout in track and basketball as a prep. Played in six games in '99 but did not have a catch until he made a 13-yard grab in the Alamo Bowl vs. Penn State. Was fourth on the team with 21 catches for 236 yards and no touchdowns and made three starts in 2000, but missed the Texas-El Paso game with an injury. Missed five games in '01 with a broken foot and played in five games, catching 15-140-0. Led the team in receptions in '02, when he played every game at wide receiver and caught 48-669-4, including 9-154-1 vs. Oklahoma State Nov. 2.

Positives: Has good hands and athletic ability. As a wide receiver, would be a top blocker. As an H-back, blocks well on the move and when isolated. Route-running is above average. Hard worker whose football intelligence is evident.

Negatives: Durability is a question and he may opt to play professional baseball. Lacks size to play tight end and speed to play receiver. Has some Jeremy Shockey in him but he doesn't run nearly as well. Doesn't separate from defenders as a wide receiver but causes matchup problems as an H-back or tight end. Is not elusive in the open field and can be taken down by the first defensive back. Would be dominated as a blocker at tight end.

Summary: Porter's best bet as a pro might be baseball, but his versatility intrigues some teams.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.