Ohio State Football: WR DeVier Posey Has Solid Outing at NFL Combine

Tyler Waddell@Tyler_WaddellCorrespondent IIFebruary 26, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 2:  DeVier Posey #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes can't pull in this pass as Donald Brown #18 of the Marshall Thundering Herd defends at Ohio Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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More than 300 top prospects for the 2012 NFL draft were invited to participate at the combine in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Sunday gave quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers the opportunity to showcase their abilities to the scouts.

This was something Ohio State's DeVier Posey had been waiting for since he was limited to just three games his senior season after being suspended for much of the 2011 campaign.

Posey, once considered a second round selection before his inopportune off-field issues, took part in all of today's drills with his 40-plus fellow counterparts.

The former Buckeye weighed in at a smooth 6'2", 211 pounds and was measured with a 31 and 5/8" arm length, including 9 and 5/8" hands.

His three cone drill time (7.03 seconds) was ninth-best among wideouts and his 4.50 second 40-yard dash placed him in the top 15.

Posey did much of what he was expected to do at the combine, although his 14 bench press reps are a bit concerning. He's been known to struggle off the line of scrimmage and could easily get lost in the physicality of the NFL.

Still, his uncanny ability to get open with elite route running and quick bursts makes him an alluring prospect. He helped his case by shedding a few 100ths of a second off his 40 time and doing well in the agility drills.

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Expect the Cincinnati native to be picked somewhere in the third round. Posey could be a potential steal in this year's NFL draft.