Jordan Poyer
Jordan Poyer
27-Year-Old SafetyS
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For four years Poyer was known as an NFL misfit – a player with the skill set of a ball-hawking cornerback, but the lacking athleticism of a box safety. Coach Sean McDermott figured out how to make the best of the situation, moving Poyer to safety to make plays without the responsibility of endless man coverage. He's always had great ball skills, and after posting 95 stops in 15 games last year it appears that Poyer will be a strong tackle source from now on, too. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $13 million contract with the Bills in March of 2017.
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SBuffalo Bills
January 14, 2019
Poyer finished the 2018 season with 100 combined tackles, 2.0 sacks, six passes defensed, four interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
ANALYSIS
The Buffalo defense wasn't the reason the team didn't make the playoffs, and Poyer played a major part in the team finishing as the NFL's top-ranked pass defense. His stats were almost a mirror image of his 2017 breakout season, so there's no reason the numbers won't continue with fellow safety Micah Hyde, top cornerback Tre'Davious White and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier all part of the plan once again next season. Poyer finished ninth in standard IDP scoring among all safeties.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Poyer's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
191 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.87 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
8 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
2014
2013
Poyer was on the fast track to a career season in 2016, having racked up 39 tackles (43 is his career-high) and two passes defensed through six games. However, his season came to a crashing halt after he suffered a lacerated kidney in Week 6. Poyer decided to jump ship after spending the past three seasons with the Browns, signing a four-year deal with the Bills on the first day of free agency. Now back to full strength, the 26-year-old figures to be an integral part of a secondary that lost Stephon Gilmore and Aaron Williams during the offseason. Poyer is slated to start at free safety alongside Micah Hyde, and if he is able to remain healthy, Poyer could reach the 100-tackle threshold in 2017.
Poyer will back up Tashaun Gipson at free safety in 2015.
Poyer will look to provide the Browns with safety depth in 2014.
Poyer was a very productive college cornerback at Oregon State, but he went undrafted after testing poorly in pre-draft workouts. He looks like a great practice squad prospect for Philadelphia, but there's no reason to think he can't make the final roster with the Eagles.
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Busy day in loss
SBuffalo Bills
December 24, 2018
Poyer had seven tackles (four solo), a sack and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
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Tackle machine Sunday
SBuffalo Bills
December 18, 2018
Poyer recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions.
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Big IDP game in Week 15
SBuffalo Bills
December 18, 2018
Poyer posted 11 tackles while playing all 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions.
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Grabs interception in win
SBuffalo Bills
November 26, 2018
Poyer recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
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Logs sack in blowout
SBuffalo Bills
November 12, 2018
Poyer recorded six tackles (three solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.
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