2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report | DeVier Posey
Player Name: DeVier Posey
Position: Wide Receiver
School: Ohio State
Height: 6’1 5/8″
Weight: 211 lbs.
40 Time: 4.50 (NFL Combine)
Posey was suspended for a total of 10 games of his senior season at Ohio State for receiving improper benefits, both for being involved in the school’s memorabilia scandal and then being found to have received excessive pay for a part-time job he held. So he played in just three games, and had 12 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Without the off the field stuff, Posey was very productive as a sophomore and junior as he totaled 113 catches for 1,676 yards and 15 touchdowns in those two campaigns combined.
Shows good acceleration, as could be expected due to his track background, and gets in and out of his breaks well.
Tracks the deep ball well, exhibiting excellent body control and shows good ability to catch the ball outside of his frame.
Flashes playmaking ability, and is fairly elusive after the catch.
Shows good ability to fight through traffic on crossing routes and is capable of making tough catches.
Lacks elite top-end vertical speed, which may cause him to struggle to create separation on downfield routes at the next level.
Occasionally allows the ball to get into his body, which created some inconsistency in terms of drops in college.
May need to improve his hand usage to effectively get off press coverage in the NFL, and stands to need to add overall strength (14 bench press reps at the NFL Combine).
Is only an average blocker, often walls off instead of actively engaging the defender.
Character questions may (and likely already have during interviews at the NFL Combine) dog Posey as April gets closer due to missing most of his senior season for two indiscretions, and what he could have accomplished over a full season as a senior will exist only in the imagination of Buckeyes’ fans and NFL scouts. But he followed up a solid showing at the NFL Combine with a solid performance at Ohio State’s Pro Day, which may elevate his status in the eyes of the 30 NFL teams that attended. The wide receiver class is so deep this year that Posey may wind up going off the board somewhere in the middle rounds of April’s draft, and as such could be a relative steal if he can put his troubled senior season behind him.
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