Overview: DeVier Posey was a wide receiver from the Houston Texans, who is now currently on the New York Jets. During his career in the NFL he had 22 catches for 272 yards.
Strengths: A speedy wide receiver, who can help up the field with his route running. A deep threat. A good hand catcher, knows how to beat defenders with his speed. Good foot work. Athletic, a tough player. Knows how to track the ball well on the field.
Weaknesses: Durability is a concern. Not the best at man to man coverage. Needs to be more aggressive when open.
How he fits the New York Jets: Currently the four locks at wide receiver are Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, and Devin Smith. What does Posey add to the wide receiver mix? Another speedster type at wide receiver that can help the Jets run game and can get open for the Jets quarterback. The addition of Posey adds in more competition to a potentially stacked wide receiver group. Posey is a different type of wide receiver at that position, that the Jets do not have many of. He adds a nice mix to a wide receiver core that mostly consists of possession type receivers.
Why the trade makes sense: Mike Maccagnan was the director of scouting for the Texans before he took the general manager job with the New York Jets. Maccagnan knows what Posey can bring to the Jets offense and knows his skill sets fairly well from his scouting days with the Texans. Making a trade with the Texan’s allow the Jets to get extra picks and helped added a needed a speedster to the Jets roster.
Bottom Line: He is an athletic speedster who can help open a lot of plays on offense with his speed. A great hand catcher who add depth at the wide receiver position.