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Virginia Tech loses cornerback Hosley to NFL

Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:58 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2012 3:36 pm
A year after leading the NCAA with nine interceptions, Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley is taking his ball-hawking skills to the NFL.

Hosley made the announcement following Virginia Tech's overtime loss to Michigan Tuesday night in the Sugar Bowl. 

According to Mark Giannotto of the Washington Post, Hosley had hinted that Tuesday's game might be his last as a Hokie. When Hosley was given a second round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee it made his decision to leave early. 

"It's gonna be tough walking away but I got to do what I got to do, Hosley said. "I think I handled my business pretty well."

After his nation-leading nine interceptions in 2010, the 5-10, 172 pound Hosley struggled with injuries a bit this year. He was limited by a hamstring injury and suffered a concussion in the ACC Championship game. Despite the injuries and opponents often ignoring his side of the field, Hosley still led the Hokies with three interceptions this season and nearly had two more against Michigan's Denard Robinson last night. 

On the first play it was initially ruled that Hosley intercepted the pass. After looking at the replay, however, the play was overturned and Michigan was rewarded the ball. Later, Hosley did snatch a high pass from Robinson for an interception. He was flagged for pass interference on the play, however, negating the pick. 

Hosley has terrific quickness, speed and ball skills. His lack of size, however, is certainly a detriment. Recognizing this, Hosley was more aggressive this season in run support, registering a career-high 59 tackles. 

Hosley was given a late first round, early second round grade by prior to news of his early departure from Virginia Tech. He was rated as's No. 3 underclassmen cornerback, behind only LSU's Morris Claiborne and Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick.

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:44 pm

Virginia Tech loses cornerback Hosley to NFL

If I am Wilson, I'd leave too, especially if it means I'm going to have to suffer through another year of Stinespring's offense.  Seriously, I would've fired Stinespring immediately after the Sugar Bowl and prior to the post-game press conference.  When you can't get more than 2 yds per carry between the O-Tackles all game, it is absolute stupidity to run between the O-Tackles in overtime.  You could see it on close-ups of Wilson's face.  Everytime a run up the middle was called, he'd get stuffed, and walk back to the huddle with a look of total disgust on his face. 

Stinespring lost that game...with a little help from the refs.

Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:07 pm

Virginia Tech loses cornerback Hosley to NFL

He has a chance to be good, but at his size it's going to take a lot of work.

Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:36 am

Virginia Tech loses cornerback Hosley to NFL

In an age of big, physical WRs, I just don't see him as a first round pick.  Heck, I think he ends up as a late second round.  Now the question all of us Hokie fans want to know.. What will David Wilson do?

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