DeVier Posey 2012 NFL Draft quick report

COLUMBUS OH - SEPTEMBER 18: DeVier Posey #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff arms his brother Julian Posey #9 of the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 18 2010 in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.

DeVier Posey, Ohio State
Height: 6'2, Weight: 213 pounds

Strengths: Displays good playmaking ability when the ball is consistently coming his way. Posey excels on comeback routes and shallow crossing patterns. His specialty is running vertical routes, despite not having elite speed. Gets off the line smoothly. Posey has quick feet and is strong enough to beat the jam.

Weaknesses: He's a little inconsistent in and out of his breaks and needs to learn how fire quicker on his cuts. A tall-cut player and isn’t very elusive after the catch. Suspended five games in 2011 for selling memorabilia.

Combine quotable: (On training with Cris Carter) I've been in Boca Raton at XPE with Cris Carter doing a lot of speed work and a lot of position work. It's just great to have a future Hall of Famer being able to tell you things the NFL is looking for, life in the NFL, how to approach this process, how to approach the next process, along with just polishing my routes and being able to critique me everyday and having that guy there, 'oh no, go back, go back.' If anybody knows Cris, he' a perfectionist in what he does and hopefully I can add some of the things he taught me to my game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.