From 3-star SEC signee to the NFL Draft: Sean Porter, Texas AM


SDS will count down the 31 biggest overachievers of the SEC, at least as far as their recruiting rankings go. We’ll take a look at two and three-star prospects coming out of high school who became NFL Draft picks in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … finishing up the end of the month with the five who became first-round draft picks. Find out which stars from your school defied the recruiting rankings coming out of high school.

Here’s a day-by-day ‘month of May’ look at who ignored their recruiting rankings and went on to get drafted in the NFL.

No. 25 – Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M

H.S. RANKING: Three-stars in 2007, No. 61 outside linebacker in America.
NFL DRAFT: 4th round, No. 118 overall by Cincinnati in 2013
COLLEGE STATS: Had 261 career tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks in four seasons.
NFL STATS: Porter spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve.
THE SKINNY: Porter was originally out of Schertz H.S. in Texas, and as a junior he received first-team All Big 12 honors in a stellar season with the Aggies where he had 17 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. He played in 52 career games for Texas A&M..

Editor’s note: For this particular series, Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to’s version, as the industry composite didn’t exist when many of these NFL Draft Picks were coming out of high school. Rivals has ranked high school prospects since 2002.

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  • Sean went to Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas. There is no school called “Schertz High School.” We’re all proud of how he played and represented himself as an Aggie! Gig ‘Em Sean!