The New York Jets have made two trades so far this NFL Draft weekend, here is a quick breakdown of them and thoughts on newly acquired wide receiver DeVier Posey…
In the third round, the Jets were able to bump back from #70 to #82 in return for Posey, a 5th round selection and a 7th round pick from Houston. They then used one of their 7th round selections to move up one spot to take Bryce Petty. As of now, the Jets will leave this draft with a minimum of eight players, if you count Posey.
What is the deal with the veteran acquired? Clearly, Mike Maccagnan sees/remembers something he likes about Posey as he was an instrumental part of the draft room that took him in the third round back in 2012. He has a nice combination of size (6’1, 210 pounds) and speed (4.50 forty yard dash). In 2013, his usage peaked with 15 receptions for 155 yards, while playing in 14 games. Last year, under a new coaching staff he only played in 1 game with 1 reception for 30 yards. He is not a returner but if he wants to stick in New York, he will need to make an impact on special teams.
Considering Maccagnan’s efforts to get him on the roster, it is fair to think he is an early leader in the clubhouse to be the team’s fifth receiver. He will be competing with Quincy Enunwa, Shaq Evans, TJ Graham and Chris Owusu for that spot.