Joey Porter Jr. is projected to be a first-round draft pick later this spring, but the former Penn State star on Thursday took his expectation one more step.

“I feel like I’m CB1 for a reason,” he said. “I feel like I’m the best corner here. I’m here to show my talents and prove why.”

“Teams are getting a competitor who competes at everything he does,” he said. “I feel like l’m my Dad on the field, and my Mom’s persona off it. I feel like it’s a good mix.”

Porter, after all, has looked forward to this process for a long time. He said he was going to enter the NFL Draft after last season, but his parents sat him down and told him he wasn’t ready.

“It definitely hurt … but they were right,” he said.

Porter was asked about potentially playing for several teams, and he explained his feelings about that.

“I think it would mean a lot to my family,” he said. “Been in the Pittsburgh area a while, staying home would mean a lot.”

About Baltimore, he said, “I never had any ill will toward the Ravens. That was more my dad.”

As for the Patriots, Porter said, “They’re a pretty good organization. I don’t think he (Porter’s father) would be too mad. He’ll just be happy I got picked by a team that wanted me.”

The Commanders are one team who already have plenty of Penn State players on the roster, including Jahan Dotson, Shaka Toney, Tariq Castro-Fields.

“I talked to them a lot,” he said.

H/T Nolan Bianchi and Johnny McGonigal.