Jordan Poyer
Jordan Poyer
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Formerly a ballhawking cornerback who nearly went undrafted due to poor athleticism, Poyer might have been a Ronde Barber sort of player 20 years ago. But with the Cover-2 cycling out of style, Poyer had to cut it as a safety instead. He's a perfect fit for the Sean McDermott defense, posting superb counting stat production while playing a meaningful role in the strong showing of the unit as a whole. He has 195 tackles, four sacks and nine interceptions in his two years with McDermott, so even in a strong class of defensive back IDPs, it'd be fair to select him first. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $13 million contract with the Bills in March of 2017.
Minor shoulder injury
SBuffalo Bills
October 7, 2019
Poyer briefly left Sunday's win over Tennessee due to a shoulder injury but was able to return after missing just a few plays, Leo Roth of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
With a Week 6 bye up ahead, we imagine Poyer should be just fine for the Week 7 divisional matchup against the Dolphins. The safety logged five tackles in the victory and now sports an impressive 33 stops, a sack, an interception, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery through five games.
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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.
6' 0"
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
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.
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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Excels against Bengals
SBuffalo Bills
September 23, 2019
Poyer made 12 tackles (11 solo) and recovered a fumble he forced in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Bengals.
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Nabs interception in win
SBuffalo Bills
September 16, 2019
Poyer made two solo tackles and grabbed an interception in the Bills' road win over the Giants on Sunday.
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Excellent opening performance
SBuffalo Bills
September 9, 2019
Poyer made nine tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.
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Proven IDP value
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.
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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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