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HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have picked Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey in the third round of the NFL draft after trading out of the second round.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Posey caught only 12 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns last year. He served two five-game suspensions for taking improper benefits, including cash and tattoos for signed memorabilia. But he could fill a need, with not much depth behind star receiver Andre Johnson.
The Texans traded their second-round pick (No. 58 overall) and their seventh-round pick (No. 233) to Tampa Bay for a third-round pick (No. 68) and a fourth-round pick (No. 126 overall).
It was Houston's 15th draft-weekend trade and the sixth since 2010. Houston also has the 76th and 99th overall picks, also in the third round.
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Posey was the 2nd Buckeye drafted on Friday
Despite only playing three games as a senior due to two five-game suspensions, DeVier Posey was drafted Friday night with the fifth pick in the third round by the Houston Texans.
The Texans were obviously looking for someone who could really get down the field to help get some pressure off of Andre Johnson.
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On Friday former Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 68th overall, and will now write the next chapter of his football career in Texas. He went from serviceable, to dependable to near-stardom right in front of our eyes during his four seasons in Columbus - interrupted by controversy that threw the program...
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Mike Adams and DeVier Posey learned where they will begin their professional football careers as the former Buckeyes heard their names called in the second and third round, respectively, of the NFL draft on Friday night.
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