It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but starting today and through August 27th, we'll break down every player on the Denver Broncos roster.
Name: DeVier Posey
Height: 6'1" Weight: 210
Age: 26 Experience: 3
College: Ohio State
Posey was the 68th pick in the 2012 draft, taken by Houston while Gary Kubiak was the head coach there. He spent his college days at Ohio State University, where he ran into some trouble in the scandal that saw several players suspended for selling game-worn items. He shined in his sophomore and junior seasons. With over 800 receiving yards in each season, and 8 and 7 touchdowns respectively, Posey showed he has the talent to play at a high level.
Posey has yet to break out in the NFL. Since being drafted in 2012 he has only 26 total games played, with one start. The Texans traded Posey to the New York Jets during the 2015 draft, but an Achilles injury kept him off the field. The Broncos signed him to a reserve-future contract in January.
The Good: Posey is a talented athlete with great potential. He lends depth to the Broncos wide receiving corps, and some experience to the second or third team during practice. Posey has the ability to push receivers ahead of him, and gives the offense a solid backup who can step in and help the team should something happen to any of the players ahead of him.
The Bad: Posey has yet to really make an impact in the league. His days in Houston were spent in a back up role, and his time on the field was very limited. He is not a versatile player, as he does not return punts or kicks. Along with coming off an Achilles injury, Posey will have to make huge strides to stand out in Denver's deep wide receiver group.
The Quotable: When Posey was traded from Houston to the Jets he took the opportunity to thank the Texans and Kubiak for the chance to be in the league. "I am forever indebted to (Gary) Kubiak and his staff and the player personnel staff that brought me in the third round." It looks like the Broncos head coach is going to continue to give Posey a chance.
Status: Posey has a big hill to climb if he wants to break into the Broncos roster. The talent is there, but there are several guys in front of him on the depth chart. If he wants to make the roster he will have to impress during mini-camps and preseason.