Adams, Posey Selected on Day Two of NFL Draft
April 27, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State left tackle Mike Adams and wide receiver DeVier Posey were selected on day two of the 2012 NFL Draft, being held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Adams was the 24th pick (No. 56 overall) in the second round by the Pittsburgh Steelers while Posey went in the third round (No. 68 overall) to the Houston Texans.
A 6-8, 320-pounder from Dublin, Ohio and Dublin Coffman High School, Adams has been one of the best left tackles in the Big Ten Conference for the past two seasons. He was named first-team all-Big Ten as a junior and he picked up second-team honors in 2011 by both the coaches and media while playing in only seven games. He was named (along with center Mike Brewster) as the team's 2011 Jim Parker Award winner as the team's outstanding offensive lineman at the end of the season.
A three-year starter, Adams capped his collegiate career by starting in his 25th game at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. It was his 31st game played as a Buckeye. He started every game in which he played in 2010 (13) and 2011 (seven), and he closed his career by starting in his final 23 games.
Posey, 6-1 from Cincinnati LaSalle, closed out his career with 136 career receptions for 1,955 yards, numbers that rank sixth and eighth, respectively, all-time among Ohio State receivers. He also scored 18 receiving touchdowns to rank seventh on the all-time list. He is a four-year Varsity O letterwinner (2008-11) who played in 41 games, started 29 games and had a reception in each of his final 30 games played. He had six 100-yard receiving games, the eighth-most in school history.
Posey played in only Ohio State's final three games of 2011 and averaged 4.0 receptions per game (12 for 162 yards) with touchdown grabs of 43 yards vs. Michigan and 5 yards vs. Florida. He was the best receiver on the field in his three games in 2011 with four receptions for 66 yards vs. Penn State, three for 58 yards vs. Michigan and five for 38 yards vs. Florida. He was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference as a junior in 2010 after a 53-reception season that included 848 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He had 100-yard receiving games vs. Miami (105), Indiana (103) and Minnesota (115).