|DeVier Posey Scouting Report
|DeVier Posey - Ohio State (HT: 6-1⅝ - WT: 211)
Positives -- Big target with breakaway speed, can get down the field in a hurry... Has a nice frame and does a good job of shielding defenders from the football... A constant big play threat... Tough physical receiver who will make the tough catch in traffic and absorb contact... Good body control and adjusts
well to the football in the air, will make tough plays near the sideline... Takes good, short steps off the line of scrimmage... Really is a terrific route runner, does a good job with his cuts and is able to gain separation with his route running... Strong runner with the football, really looks to attack defenders and will try to bull through safeties... Was fairly productive after missing most of the year by catching two touchdowns in his three games this season... Consistent receiver who had 800+ yards in his sophomore and junior seasons... Has the versatility to lineup outside and in the slot... His physical style allows him to be a good run blocker, does a good job of engaging on defenders... A polished wide receiver who should have a quick transition to the pro game... Physical tools are intriguing and should be appealing to teams.
Negatives -- Would like to see him use his hands more, allows too many balls get into his body and will drop some easy throws... His speed is more good than great and he may have trouble creating vertical separation at the NFL level... Very inconsistent, will make the spectacular grab and then drop the easy one... Comes with some character concerns, was a part of the Ohio State scandal and was suspended for most of the 2011 season for selling his championship gear.
At Ohio State -- (Official School Bio) DeVier did not have the benefit of a redshirt season, and he has been an outstanding player for the Buckeyes in his four seasons. He closed out his career with 136 career receptions for 1,955 yards, numbers that rank sixth and eighth, respectively, all-time among Ohio State receivers. He also scored 18 receiving touchdowns to rank seventh on the all-time list. He is a four-year Varsity O letterwinner (2008-11) who played in 41 games, started 29 games and had a reception in each of his final 30 games played. He had six 100-yard receiving games, the eighth-most in school history. DeVier is on track to graduate in spring 2012 with his degree in communications. DeVier played in only Ohio State's final three games of 2011 and averaged 4.0 receptions per game (12 for 162 yards) with touchdown grabs of 43 yards vs. Michigan and 5 yards vs. Florida. He was the best receiver on the field in his three games in 2011 with four receptions for 66 yards vs. Penn State, three for 58 yards vs. Michigan and five for 38 yards vs. Florida. He was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference as a junior in 2010 after a 53-reception season that included 848 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He had 100-yard receiving games vs. Miami (105), Indiana (103) and Minnesota (115). In 2009 as a true sophomore he had led the team with 60 receptions for 828 yards and eight touchdowns. He had three 100-yard receiving games with a career-high total of 161 yards coming in the win at Minnesota. He had a career-high nine receptions against Purdue. He threw a 39-yard touchdown pass on a double reverse play to Dane Sanzenbacher in the win over New Mexico State. He had 101 receiving yards in the Rose Bowl win over Oregon, including a 17-yard fourth-quarter touchdown to clinch the win. DeVier played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2008.