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NFL Draft Report

By Joe Buscaglia

CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech

Jayron Hosley, #20
Virginia Tech
5'10", 171 lbs., 21 years old
Delray Beach, FL
2011: 59 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INT, 12 PBU, 2 FF
2010: 39 tackles, 1 TFL, 9 INT, 8 PBU
2009: 11 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 PBU


- Burst on to the scene in his first year of starting by leading the NCAA in interceptions in 2010.
- Excellent cover skills in zone coverage. Knows his responsibilities and has a good feel for recognizing a receiver's routes to break up the play.
- Great man-to-man cover skills as well. Stays balanced, doesn't stay too upright in his backpedal and shows off fluid hips that can change directions on a stop of a dime.
- Excellent ball skills. Rises to the ball's highest point and can make a hands catch. Out-physicals a receiver for interceptions.

- His biggest knock will be his size. Needs to add additional bulk and may get picked on by quarterbacks with taller receivers.
- A poor tackler. Almost non-existant in run support.
- Has gotten caught with the play starting while still communicating with teammates and coaches about the oncoming play.

Special Notes:
- Turns 22 in September.
- Declared as a junior.

Projection: Late 1st to 2nd round
- The ease of Hosley's cover skills in both zone and man defenses make him seem like a total cornerback prospect in that regard. However, his failure to be depended on in run support and his smaller frame will keep him from getting drafted ahead of the top two corners in the draft (Claiborne, Jenkins).

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