New York Jets: Breaking down DeVier Posey trade


At the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Jets made a trade in order to move down in the 3rd Round and secure some more draft picks at the time. They literally changed places with the Houston Texans and were able to land wide receiver DeVier Posey. What will he bring to the Jets once he gets to make his debut for the city that never sleeps?

At 6’1 and 211 pounds, Posey is a three year veteran that played very little with the Texans. In his tenure with the Texans, he only contributed 272 yards on 40 receptions and has yet to catch a touchdown in the NFL.

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While there is no guarantee he’ll even make the roster after all is said and done this summer, there is always that potential that perhaps on a new team and offensive system, he could be a blessing in disguise. If he stays healthy and provides more than enough reasons to keep him around, he could turn up being a nice surprise or just not worth giving a roster spot to.

It was at the end of his rookie season back in 2012 that he unfortunately tore his Achilles tendon and was sidelined for a long period of time. It looks like he never bounced back from such a serious injury but at least now, Posey has one more opportunity to rebound from that and do his part to help build a contender with the Jets.

Keep in mind this move makes sense due to the time general manager Mike Maccagnan spent with the Texans. He was indeed part of the war room when they originally drafted Posey as a third-round pick in at the 2012 NFL Draft. Perhaps he knows something fans don’t and could be use Power as either a special teams player or to provide depth for a revamped receiving corps.

Overall, it will be hard to determine how Posey pans out over time but it won’t hurt the Jets either way if things don’t work out. It’s always good to give players like Posey a chance to prove themselves and who knows, he could be quite the diamond in the rough if he comes back and plays surprisingly well.

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