Originally posted by sfout:A few quick tid bits from the Ohio State pro day regarding DeVier Posey...
Quote: Odds and ends
DeVier Posey didn't run the 40 because he was satisfied with his time at the combine. His official time was a 4.50, but he said NFL teams timed him as fast as 4.37. Posey did not drop any passes and ran crisp routes.
and another report contradicting the above regarding drops....
Quote: Posey, worked out by new Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, proved he has the talent to stick in the NFL. He ran smooth routes and showed good quickness and agility getting in and out of his cuts. Posey also showed excellent concentration and good hands. He was sharp catching all types of passes with only one drop. Posey showed little explosiveness, however, looking more like a one-speed runner than a blazer. He's still in position to be a second- or third-round pick.
still nice to see some good thoughts on one the guys I wouldn't mind us taking a flier on. That 2nd or 3rd round grade is a little shocking though, thought it would be more of a 4th or 5th lol.
The problem is not Posey's ability, it's his head. I have heard about supposed character concerns but have not really found much in this regard (MD would know more, being a die-hard OSU fan). What I can tell you is Posey is fully capable of being a good player, but he MUST commit to the play and his job.
I have watched him freelance too much out there, and it hurts the team. He can run good routes if he chooses too, but sometimes he gets lazy. Sometimes he chooses to run a different route because of the coverage he sees. Sometimes he stops his route altogether, which totally screws up a QB and can 1) affect other receivers' ability to get open by not sticking to you job, and 2) even worse, cause interceptions.
I do not see him as a 2nd round pick at all. 3rd round MAYBE if some team really loves him, but with the depth in this draft I'm not sure I see that happening. 4th-5th round is probably right.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Mar 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM ]