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Hosley carrying CB flag for Hokies

Posted on: February 26, 2012 3:04 pm
   INDIANAPOLIS -- Jayron Hosley is ready for the high expectations that are becoming attached to Virginia Tech cornerbacks.
   "When DeAngelo (Hall) comes around, when Brandon (Flowers) comes around it's like, 'hey, keep that tradition going,'" said Hosley. "I feel like I’m in a position to do that and to represent to my college, for Brandon, for Macho (Harris), for D. Hall. I just keeping the tradition going and I just come here to do my best and compete, that’s all I can do."
   Hosley left Virginia Tech after his junior season and led the nation with 10 interceptions as a sophomore in 2010. He petitioned the NFL draft advisory board, which indicated he could be a late first-round or second-round pick.
   Hosley played through a hamstring injury and suffered a concussion in the ACC championship game. He also had two near interceptions in the Sugar Bowl. Many expected him to return in 2012 in an effort to elevate his standing with scouts.
   "I felt like it was definitely a tough decision because I didn't want to leave the program that I had been with three years, that I loved," he said. "The people I grew up around for three years and felt like there was a connection. I didn't just want to walk out without really sitting down with the coaches and telling them what I think of them. My decision to leave was solely upon my family, I based I around my family, what would I gain from this, what would I lose. I felt like it was the right time. I felt like it was the right decision for me to move on to the next level. I had a great three years there, it was the right time."
   Hosley, ranked 82nd overall and 10th among cornerbacks by, is expected to run the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, broad jump and position drills Monday.
   Virginia Tech running back David Wilson was timed at 4.4 and 4.43 seconds in two 40-yard sprints Sunday. He's's second-ranked running back.
   He officially measured 5-9, 206 pounds and was praised for being the rare prospect who showed up for face-to-face interviews with NFL team personnel wearing a suit and tie. Typically, prospects go directly from workouts and other tests in the league-issued training gear.
   Wilson said Friday he hoped to run in the "low 4.3s." He'll have the chance to run again and do the bench press, which he didn't do in Indianapolis this week, at Virginia Tech's Pro Day on March 15.
Category: NFL Draft
Tags: Combine, Hosley
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