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Name: DeVier Posey 
College: Ohio State     Number: 8
Height: 6-2   Weight: 211
Position: WR  Pos2:   Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
40 Low: 4.29
  40 Time: 4.39
   40 High: 4.50

Projected Round: 5-6   High: 3-4  Low: 6-7  Stock: 
Rated number 22 out of 282 WR's     171 / 1965 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6015
Weight: 211

PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):

40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.39
20 Yard (ET): 2.63
20 Yard (HH): 2.56
10 Yard (ET): 1.55
10 Yard (HH): 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14
Vertical Jump: 36 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.15
3-Cone Drill: 7.03

Dates: 03/09/12
Hand: 9 5/8  Arm: 31 5/8

Height: 6015
Weight: 211

40 Yard Dash (HH): 
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 Data Scout Notes: 2011: NA-Susp/PBiletnikoff...2010: HMC/HMM/PHornung/PBiletnikoff/PM1st
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Wide Receiver
Ohio State Buckeyes
Cincinnati, OH
LaSalle High School


  Over the past twenty years, seven receivers from The Ohio State University have cracked the first round of the NFL Draft. Their success at the next level has been mixed, at best, but Posey's size and downfield playmaking ability makes him the next potential Buckeye to hear his name called in the top 32 selections.

Posey played in 12 of Ohio State's 13 games as a true freshman, catching 11 passes for 117 yards before becoming the Buckeyes' leading receiver as a sophomore (60-828-8). He finished second to senior Dane Sanzenbacher in 2010 (53-848-7), but still earned honorable-mention All-Big 10 mention from league coaches.

Posey was one of the team's four potential top 50 picks (QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Dan Herron, OT Mike Adams) who will sit the first five games of the 2011 season for selling championship and general game memorabilia. Scouts already have enough film on Posey, however, to see how his vertical game will test NFL defenses. He'll need to pass the speed and hands tests before teams see him as an elite receiver, but even five strong games and a strong Combine could put him in that category.


  Positives: Good quickness off the line. Has size and quickness to get off NFL press. Generally reliable receiver capable of making difficult catches in traffic over the middle or one on one down the sideline. Adjusts to poor throws in any direction. Finds his way through traffic on crossing routes. Comes back to the ball to help his scrambling quarterback. Gives effort as a blocker on run plays.

Negatives: Inconsistent high-pointing passes. Allows too many throws into his body when facing the quarterback. Does not own elite speed. Freezes at times when trying to juke defenders in space. Walls off his man as a blocker, allowing them to shed and make the play outside.

 Career Notes

  Posey 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.

 2011 Season

  Posey 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.

 2010 Season

  One of five players suspended for first five games of 2011 due to NCAA rule violation of receiving improper benefits. Biletnikoff, Hornung awards preseason watch list … HM all-Big Ten … started all 13 games … has caught a pass in 27 consecutive games, the longest current string in the Big Ten … 53 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns … touchdowns of 6 and 11 yards from Pryor in Marshall win … 105 yards receiving on 4 catches vs. Miami … 5 catches vs. Ohio, where he was defended by his older brother Julian, a Bobcat DB … 103 yards receiving with a 17-yard TD catch in the Indiana win … 22-yard TD from Pryor vs. Purdue … 115 yards on 6 catches with a 38-yard TD at Minnesota … 3 catches for 69 yards vs. Penn State … 33-yard TD in the Michigan win … gained 70 yards on three catches in the Sugar Bowl, including a 43-yard TD reception.

 2009 Season

  Led the Buckeye pass-catching rotation with 60 catches for 828 yards, eight TD… pair of catches against Navy … six receptions vs. USC for 81 yards … 4-yard TD from Terrelle Pryor was one of five catches vs. Toledo … pair of catches in win over Illinois … 23-yard TD catch from Pryor at Indiana … 32-yard catch from Pryor at end of first half was Ohio State’s only offensive TD against Wisconsin … also had a 22-yard catch vs. the Badgers to sustain that TD drive … nine catches gained 87 yards at Purdue, with a 25-yard TD … scored on TDs of 62 and 57 yards in the Minnesota win … career-best 161 yards on eight catches against the Gophers … 79 yards on five receptions in win over New Mexico State … also tossed a 39-yard TD throw to Dane Sanzenbacher off a reverse against the Aggies … 62-yard TD in the win at Penn State … five receptions at Michigan … 101 yards receiving in the Rose Bowl, scoring a 17-yard fourth-quarter TD to ice the win over Oregon … second-year letterman.

 2008 Season

  Made 11 catches for 117 yards as a true freshman … 25-yard touchdown reception from Boeckman in opener against Youngstown State, his first career game … two catches gained team-high 28 yards vs. Purdue … 13-yard reception at Michigan State … pair of receptions in Fiesta Bowl … first-year letterman.

 High School

  All-Ohio, all-Cincinnati, all-league and all-district receiver … 47 receptions for 770 yards, 7 TD as a senior; 33 catches for 750 yards, 9 TD as a junior … U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Maxwell Award … Greater Catholic League receiver of the year … Top 100 nationally from Scout, Rivals, PrepStar, Superprep … holds school record at 200 (21.5) and 400 (47.78) meters … also a three-year basketball letterman … 33-inch vertical jump … honor student and academic all-star … Lancer Ambassador.


  Son of Julie and the late Baxter Posey … majoring in management and industry at Ohio State.

 Draft Scout Player News
02/06/18 - WR DeVier Posey signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Tuesday. Posey struggled in his previous stint in the NFL before flourishing in the Canadian Football League. The 27-year-old wide receiver was named the game MVP after he reeled in seven receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown to lift the Toronto Argonauts to a 27-24 victory over the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup in November. The Argonauts opted to release Posey so that he could pursue an NFL contract after he collected 52 catches for 744 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
01/10/16 - WR DeVier Posey was signed by the Broncos to a future contract for 2016 Tuesday (Jan. 5).
09/02/15 - WR DeVier Posey was waived by the Jets Monday (Aug. 31).
05/01/15 - WR DeVier Posey was tyraded by the Texans to the Jets Friday (May 1).
12/26/14 - WR DeVier Posey (calf) is out this week.
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