Ohio State at Michigan NFL Draft watch notes

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 19: DeVier Posey #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a pass over D'Anton Lynn #8 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first quarter on November 19, 2011 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Ohio State's Devier Posey returned from a 10-game suspension last week and had a solid four catches for 66 yards against Penn State. Posey of course will really have to prove himself in the offseason, but would help himself with a good game in the rivalry showdown. It's just not certain that Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller can consistently get him the ball.

That's been the trouble for tight end Jake Stoneburner all season. The junior has good size and talent, but Ohio State hasn't been looking to him in the passing game enough.

Buckeyes running back Dan Herron could use a big game as well. He struggled against Penn State last week and faces a similarly talented run defense. Senior tackle Mike Martin has been disruptive all season for the Wolverines and is the kind of hearty player NFL coaches will love.

Ohio State has a similar defensive tackle in John Simon, a wrecking ball of a junior. Like Martin, Simon is undersized but is productive thanks to his leverage play and explosion off the snap. There has been some buzz that Simon will enter the draft after this season.

The top matchup in this game is Martin against Ohio State center Mike Brewster. In the past, Martin has been able to get under Brewster and push him around. Brewster could help his draft stock by handling Martin and showing he can adjust.

The second best matchup in this game should be Ohio State left tackle Mike Adams against Michigan defensive end Craig Roh. Adams, a power blocker, has been impressive since his return from suspension. Roh is an underrated lineman who can rush the passer and stay at home and play the run.

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