As a rookie last season, outside linebacker Joey Porter did his best to quiet comparisons to former Pittsburgh standout Greg Lloyd, who totaled 53� sacks with the Steelers from 1988 to '97. Porter shares some traits with Lloyd—including an explosive first step and tenacity—but he also wants to be known as his own man. Once an H-back at Colorado State, Porter was moved to defensive end in his senior year and had 15 sacks. He was impressive in his first camp, getting four sacks in the preseason, but veteran Carlos Emmons was entrenched as a starter. However, Pittsburgh didn't re-sign Emmons, leaving Porter, who in '99 had two sacks and recovered two fumbles, to prove he can be a star.