Sam LaPorta

Overall Rank
TE1
2023
Height
6' 3"
Weight
245 lbs
Arm Length
32"
(21st)
Draft Pick
2.03
(2023)
College
Iowa
Age
23.5
Best Comparable Player
George Kittle
Workout Metrics
4.59
91st
108.4
85th
122.8
76th
11.16
90th
10.15
79th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
High School Metrics
25.5%
College Dominator
12.0
College YPR
20.6
(64th)
Breakout Age
Joel's Guy

Sam LaPorta Bio

Sam LaPorta is a 6-3, 245-pound tight end from Highland, Illinois. He attended Highland High School and was a four-year letterman at wide receiver and defensive back. LaPorta also lettered in basketball and track. Coming out of high school, he was dubbed a three-star recruit before enrolling at Iowa. The tight end recorded just 42 receptions in his first two seasons as a Hawkeye, but more than 50 receptions in each of his final two seasons. As a senior in 2022, LaPorta started all 12 games, and caught 58 balls for 657 yards, scoring one touchdown. He was named First-Team All-Big Ten and was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the Nation's best tight end.

LaPorta was selected early in the second round (2.03) of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He was the second tight end off the board, after Dalton Kincaid, who was selected in the first round by the Bills. LaPorta was an immediate contributor on an ascending Lions offensive attack and recorded one of the best rookie tight end seasons in NFL history. He also joined Odell Beckham, Jr., Michael Thomas and Ja'Marr Chase as one of just four rookies in NFL history to record 80-plus receptions, 800-plus yards and nine-plus touchdowns.