2017 NFL Draft

DeVier Posey, WR

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 211 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - General manager Rick Smith believes in strength in numbers. He traded out of the second round. He sent his second- and seventh-round picks to Tampa Bay for third- and fourth-round selections. One reason the Texans liked Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey, who served two five-game suspensions as a senior, were the reports they got from his coaches and teammates. He attended practice and helped the younger receivers during his suspension. They were impressed with him at the Senior Bowl and Combine. If not for the suspensions, Posey would have been rated higher. "It's hard to say, but when you look at the talent and he compares very well with some of the guys that went to Indy (combine)," offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said. "You take the numbers he had as a sophomore and junior and move that into his senior year, he'd be up with some of the other guys that were taken earlier. I don't know exactly where, but we thought it was a talent at that spot in the third round, that we were comfortable taking." - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/68 - DeVier Posey, WR, 6-2, 211, Ohio State...He's got a lot to learn after being suspended for 10 games last season, but he's got excellent size to go with 4.44 speed. It's a good opportunity for him because he could win the third receiver job. COULD SURPRISE: Wide receiver DeVier Posey: The third-round pick served two five-game suspensions as a senior at Ohio State. He played in the last three games. At 6-2, 211, he runs a 4.44. He had 60 catches for 828 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore and 53 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. There's no pressure on him to start. He'll be developed behind starters Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter, both of whom will be 31 before the season. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - WR DeVier Posey, Ohio State -- Posey should effectively end the musical chairs with Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones, and he combines the strengths of those two players -- Walter's size and Jones' big-play ability as a downfield receiver -- in one package.

01/23/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: Of the North's receivers, Ohio State's Devier Posey provided the biggest challenge to a talented defensive backfield that included Nebraska's Alfonzo Dennard, graded by some scouts entering the year among the nation's elite senior prospects at any position. Posey's speed allowed him to slip past Dennard as well as Iowa State's Leonard Johnson and Boston College's Donnie Fletcher but too often Posey simply dropped the ball when quarterbacks didn't place it perfectly. Posey struggled adjusting to passes slightly behind and had a couple of big play opportunities simply bounce to the ground because he allowed passes to get into his pads rather than catching the ball with his hands. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/02/2012 - Scouting the Ohio State passing game: The Buckeyes have seen freshman QB Braxton Miller improve as the season has progressed. The offensive game plan has been modified to better suit Miller's strengths and not force him to throw the ball downfield too often. The return of senior WR DeVier Posey from 10 games worth of suspensions has boosted the Ohio State passing attack. TE Jake Stoneburner is an athletic target when the Buckeyes remember to use him. - The Sports Xchange

11/22/2011 - If the NCAA allows Ohio State to go to a bowl game, the Buckeyes will pack their bags. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Tuesday that Ohio State would not penalize itself by keeping the football team from making a postseason trip as a way of mitigating potential NCAA sanctions. In an exchange of text messages with The Associated Press, Smith said, "Cannot speculate on what they (the NCAA) may do. No, we do not intend to self impose a post season sanction." There has been speculation that the NCAA might hand Ohio State a bowl ban in addition to its other penalties. College sports' ruling body is still deciding Ohio State's sanctions for several instances of players accepting improper benefits and coach Jim Tressel not revealing knowledge of violations and playing ineligible players. Tressel was forced out on May 30. Ohio State has offered to vacate its 12-1 record in 2010, return $389,000 from its share of Big Ten bowl receipts last season, go on two years of NCAA probation and surrender five football scholarships over the next three years. Schools often ban themselves from bowl games as a way of softening the NCAA's eventual sanctions. - AP Sports

10/10/2011 - WR DeVier Posey, who completed a five-game suspension for his role in selling OSU memorabilia for cash and discounts on tattoos, was slapped with an additional five game suspension after the NCAA determined he received excessive pay for a summer job with an Ohio State booster. - The Sports Xchange

10/09/2011 - The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients. Columbus attorney Larry James made records available to The Associated Press which he believes the NCAA did not consider when suspended receiver DeVier Posey for five games for accepting too much pay from a summer job. Last year's leading rusher, Daniel Herron, along with offensive lineman Marcus Hall and defensive lineman Melvin Fellows were held out of only the Buckeyes' 34-27 loss at Nebraska on Saturday. Those three return this week for the game at No. 15 Illinois. Posey cannot play until the Nov. 19 game against Penn State-leaving him two games in his senior season. The NCAA denies James' charges. - AP Sports

10/07/2011 - The NCAA has suspended Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey for five more games - leaving him just one game remaining in his college career - and three other Buckeyes for one game for taking too much money for a short-term summer job. Offensive lineman Marcus Hall, defensive lineman Melvin Fellows and last year's leading rusher, Daniel Herron, will miss one game and must repay benefits after receiving pay for work not performed from booster Bobby DiGeronimo, who has been banned from any further contact with Ohio State athletes. Posey was overpaid $728. Herron and Fellows both accepted approximately $290 in excess pay while Hall received $230 in overpayment. Posey and Herron already had been suspended five games for accepting cash and tattoos from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner. - AP Sports

10/03/2011 - Three Ohio State players have been suspended for Saturday's game for accepting too much money for too little work in their summer jobs. Last year's leading rusher, Daniel Herron, and the top returning receiver, DeVier Posey, along with offensive lineman Marcus Hall will not be permitted to play when the Buckeyes (3-2) play at No. 14 Nebraska on Saturday. Herron and Posey had five-game suspensions - for accepting cash and free or discounted tattoos - extended. They were expected to be reinstated to play this week. Hall will be missing his first game. The booster who paid the players was dissociated from the program. - AP Sports

08/23/2011 - WR DeVier Posey, by far the most experienced pass catcher on the team, is suspended for the first five games of 2011 for his role in selling OSU memorabilia for cash and discounts on tattoos. - The Sports Xchange

07/09/2011 - 2011 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Devier Posey, Ohio State, has been selected one of 75 wide receivers from around the nation named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Biletnikoff Award is named after former Florida State and Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff and goes to the top receiver in college football. Posey was second on the team with 53 catches in 2010, good for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. He recorded two 100-yard games with eight catches for 103 yards and a TD against Indiana and six catches for 115 yards and a score at Minnesota. He has caught at least one pass in 27 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten. In his career, Posey has 124 catches for 1,793 yards and 16 touchdowns. - Ohio State football


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