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Ohio State 2012 Draft Class Snapshot


A look at the four Buckeyes picked in the 2012 NFL Draft over the weekend:

Mike Adams 

  • 24th pick of second round (No. 56 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 20th Buckeye picked by Steelers
  • Last: Cameron Heyward, defensive lineman, 31st pick of first round in 2011
  • First: Jack Dugger, end, 1st pick of second round in 1945
  • First Ohio State offensive lineman drafted since Kirk Barton in 2008 (seventh round, 2008, Bears)
  • 20th Buckeye offensive tackle drafted since AFL-NFL draft merger in 1967 (42nd offensive lineman overall)
  • Sixth offensive lineman signed by Jim Tressel and drafted


DeVier Posey  

  • 5th pick of third round, 68 overall, to Houston Texans
  • Second Buckeye ever picked by Texans franchise, joining running back Jonathan Wells (first pick, fourth round, No. 99 overall, in 2002)
DeVier Posey
  • 17th Ohio State wide receiver drafted in past 20 drafts (1993-2012)
  • Total Ohio State wide receivers drafted since merger: 35
  • Last Ohio State WR drafted: Brian Hartline, eight pick of fourth round by the Miami Dolphins in 2009
  • Seventh Jim Tressel signee drafted at the position


Dan “Boom” Herron 

  • 21st pick of sixth round, 191 overall, to the Cincinnati Bengals
  • 16th Ohio State player selected by the Bengals, who were founded by former Ohio State head coach Paul Brown
  • Last: Jeff Cothran, fullback, first pick of third round (66 overall) in 1994. Previously that year the club used the No. 1 overall pick on defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson
  • First: Steve Howell, tight end, fifth pick in 10th round (239 overall) in 1969
  • Herron is the fourth running back or fullback picked by the Bengals. He joins Cothran, tailback Archie Griffin (24th pick in first round, 1976) and fullback Pete Johnson (21st pick of second round, 1977).
  • 32nd OSU running back or fullback since NFL-AFL merger (1967-present)
  • Last: Beanie Wells, 31st pick in first round, 2009, Arizona Cardinals
  • First: Jim Otis, 10th pick in ninth round, 1970, New Orleans Saints
  • Interviews with Herron and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis


Nate Ebner

  • 27th pick in sixth round, No. 197 overall, by the New England Patriots
  • Ebner is the fifth Buckeye drafted by the Patriots since the merger
  • Last: Andy Katenmoyer, linebacker, 28th pick of first round in 1999
  • First: Pete Cusick, 14th pick of third round (No. 66 overall) in 1975
  • Others: Tim Fox, defensive back, 21st pick of the first round in 1976
  • Terry Glenn, wide receiver, seventh pick of first round in 1996
  •  He is the 49th defensive back drafted in since the merger and 26th in the past 20 years
  • Last: Jermale Hines, 27th pick of 5th round (No. 158 overall) last year by St. Louis Rams

More coverage at www.BuckeyeSports.com.

2012 NFL Combine Numbers for Buckeyes

2012 Ohio State NFL Combine numbers 

DeVier Posey (6-1.5, 211): 

  • 40-yard dash time: 4.5 seconds
  • Benched 225 lbs: 14 reps
  • Vertical: 36.5 inches
  • Broad jump: 123.0 inches
  • 3-cone drill: 7.03 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.15 seconds

Of note:

  • 40 time was tied with Danny Coale of Virginia Tech for 15th among WRs
  • 10’3″ broad jump was 10th among WRs.
  • 4.15 20-yard shuttle was tied for 12th with Coale and Gerell Robinson of Arizona State.

Dan Herron (5-10, 213): 

  • 40: 4.66 seconds
  • Bench: 22 reps
  • Vertical: 35.0 inches
  • Broad jump: 117.0 inches
  • 3-cone: 6.97 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.04 seconds
  • 60-yard shuttle: 11.6 seconds

Of note:

  • 7th among RBs in bench
  • 12th in vertical and broad
  • 6th in 3-cone
  • No. 2 in 20-yard shuttle behind Chris Rainey of Florida (3.93)
  • 5th in 60-yard shuttle

Mike Brewster (6-4 1/8, 312): 

  • 40 time: 5.35
  • Bench: 29 reps
  • Vertical: 25.0 inches
  • Broad jump: 96.0
  • 3-cone drill: 7.73 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.6 seconds

Of note:

  • 29 reps in bench press ranked 13th among offensive linemen
  • 7.73 seconds in 3-cone drill was 15th among OL
  • 4.6 in 20-yard shuttle 6th

Mike Adams (6-7, 323): 

  • 40: 5.4 seconds
  • Bench: 19 reps
  • Vertical: 28.5 inches
  • Broad jump: 100.0 inches
  • 3-cone drill: 7.94 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.95 seconds

Of note: 19 bench press reps worse than five wide receivers and 14 running backs, including Herron (22)

Where Do Buckeyes Stand Prior to NFL Combine?

Four Buckeyes head to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis with hopes of improving their draft stocks Feb. 22-28. First, let’s take a look at where they stand according to a handful of rating services.

The highest-regarded prospect is by far Mike Adams, a potential left tackle projected to go as high as 11th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs by The National Football Post in its most recent mock draft.

Other potential landing spots include the Arizona Cardinals at No. 13 according to Russ Lande at the Sporting News while Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com has him going No. 23 to the Detroit Lions. Brugler’s coworker Rob Rang places Adams at the end of the first round, going to the New York Giants at No. 32. Charlie Bernstein of Scout.com pegs Adams as a member of the Baltimore Ravens with the 29th pick of the first round.

Also looking at Adams as a potential Lion is the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, who told reporters on a conference call Feb. 15 that Adams could be the fourth offensive tackle to come off the board as Detroit looks to find a potential replacement for the aging Jeff Backus, who is also an unrestricted free agent.

“Mike Adams has had some off-the-field issues,” Mayock said. “I spoke with his offensive line coach the other day. He really helped himself at the Senior Bowl. I think he will continue to help himself at the combine. Most people had second round grades on him, but he’s moving up. I think he’s a real logical guy for you to keep your eye on as we get closer to that 23rd pick this year.” (For what it’s worth, Adams’ college offensive line coach was Jim Bollman, who now holds that position at Boston College, Mayock’s alma mater.)

Scout and CBS both rate Adams the No. 4 available offensive tackle while the NFP sees his second only to Matt Kalil of USC. The NFP has him the No. 20 prospect regardless of position with CBS (28) and Scout (32) are a bit less impressed.

While also citing character concerns, the NFP classifies Adams as a likely rookie starter and set for a solid, productive career.

While Adams is looking to turn millions into multi-millions in Indianapolis, the rest of the Buckeyes heading west have a lot more work to do to impress scouts, coaches and management.

Scout rates Adams, Mike Brewster and DeVier Posey as four-star prospects with Dan Herron getting three.

Scout rates Brewster the No. 2 center behind Peter Konz of Wisconsin while CBS has him third (105 overall) and NFP puts him fourth. The NFP rates him as a player likely to be a productive pro despite some specific (unidentified) deficiency while CBS gave him a third- or fourth-round grade.

Scout and NFP rate Herron the No. 11 running back on the board while CBS views him 13th and gave him a fourth-round grade. NFP considers him a likely regularly contributor despite deficiencies.

Scout rates Posey the No. 12 wide receiver while CBS and NFP both had him 16th. CBS rated him a fourth-round pick and 137th overall, while NFP calls him a possible starter who carries character concerns because of multiple NCAA suspensions. NFP also labeled Posey, a Scout five-star recruit coming out of high school in Cincinnati, an underachiever.

Three players not invited to the combine also made the rankings, but Andrew Sweat, Tyler Moeller and J.B. Shugarts all seem to have a lot of ground to make up.

The NFP called Moeller and Sweat both overachievers while rating them the Nos. 41 and 42 outside linebackers in the draft. CBS has Sweat as the No. 33 OLB but rated Moeller the No. 25 strong safety available.

The NFP rates Shugarts the No. 28 offensive tackle while CBS has him 43rd at his position.

The next chance for all of the outgoing Buckeyes to impress scouts and personnel people after the combine will come March 9 when Ohio State holds its annual Pro Day workouts at the Woody Hayes Athletics Center.

A look at what 4 Buckeyes did at Senior Bowl practice

Four Buckeyes spent the past week in Mobile, Ala., working in front of NFL coaches and scouts in hopes of improving their draft stocks.

In the practice leading up to the game scheduled for Saturday, Mike Adams, Michael Brewster, Dan “Boom” Herron and DeVier Posey all turned in performances that gained the attention of reporters covering drills, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.

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