Twitter reacts to Joey Porter Jr. getting selected by the Steelers

It was an interesting night for Joey Porter Jr. during the first round of the 2023 NFL draft. He was originally expected to be a top-20 pick according to mock draft analysts. Porter Jr. also told Pro Football Talk that he expected to be selected anywhere from the seventh pick to the 17th pick.

That was not the case for Porter Jr. on Thursday night.

In the green room, he saw himself fall out of the first round of the draft completely which was shocking to many analysts. It was certain that he would be selected in the second round because he was one of the highest-rated remaining players available to be selected.

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Porter Jr.’s dad played for the Steelers and he had been expected to land in Pittsburgh from the beginning of the process. It officially came full circle on Friday when he was selected with the first pick of the second round.

Here is the Twitter reaction about Joey Porter Jr. getting selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers make it official

It’s almost like it was meant to be. Joey Porter Jr. was selected by the same team his father played for and became one of the most iconic Steelers of all time.


Like Father like Son

Seeing both Porter Sr. and Jr. in their Steelers’ uniforms are all over Twitter. It looks like the internet is loving this father-son connection almost as much as the Porters will!

Born to be a Steeler

Twitter is showing the photos of Porter Jr. in the arms of his dad after the Steelers won the Super Bowl in 2006. The Steelers are hoping that Jr. can help bring that same level of success.


The moment it happened

The official selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Joey Porter Jr.

Excited to be a Steeler

Porter Jr. was excited about the possibility of becoming a Steeler. Now, that is a reality following in his father’s footsteps.


Steelers Defensive Coordinator speaks about Porter Jr.

The defensive coordinator Teryl Austin spoke about Joey Porter Jr. who said he will have every opportunity to compete for the starting spot.

Pat Freiermuth reacts

Joey Porter Jr. won’t be the only Nittany Lion in the Pittsburgh locker room. Former Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth will be ready to welcome his former teammate with open arms to the Steelers roster!

Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire