2009: 13 games, 11 tackles
2010: 12 games, 34 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 6 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
2011: 12 games, 57 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 16 passes defended
2012: 13 games, 51 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 interceptions,1 touchdown, 14 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
At the onset of Jordan Poyer's Oregon State career, he was a safety who rarely saw the field as a defender. Instead, Poyer spend the majority of times on special teams, where he racked up 11 tackles.
In his next season, Poyer switched to cornerback. The move proved to be brilliant. Poyer broke out his sophomore year, proving to be a stout run-defnder with developed coverage skills.
Poyer's junior year, however, was just stellar. He proved to a be a force against the run, totaling an incredible 57 tackles. His four interceptions and 16 defended passes illustrate his premier pass-coverage ability, an area of his game that will be the main reason why he will be selected so highly in the upcoming draft.
Poyer continued the success of his junior season in his final year at Oregon State, grabbing even more interceptions and proving to be an even better cornerback than originally thought.
(All stats courtesy of sports-reference.com)