2017 NFL Draft

Jayron Hosley, CB

School: Virginia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 178 lbs.
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04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Giants picks: Round 3/94 - Jayron Hosely, CB, 5-10, 178, Virginia Tech...Smallish ball hawker who will likely play in the nickel, and make a strong push for the punt returner job. - The Sports Xchange

04/29/2012 - Cornerback Jayron Holsey, the Giants' third-round pick who failed a drug test at the Combine, was contrite about his lapse in judgment and is ready to move forward, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. "He did fail the test in Indianapolis. We're very much aware of that, and we've addressed that with him, and we're prepared to address that professionally as well when we do get him here," Coughlin said. Coughlin noted that the team is open to taking a chance on prospects that exercise poor judgment, "provided we have enough information about the player to believe that we can work with him and he's willing to overcome whatever issues he's had." - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech -- A small but active cornerback, Hosley isn't afraid to mix it up and consistently tracks and makes plays on the ball.

03/24/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DEFENSIVE BACKS: *Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, 5-10, 178...Hosley is entering the draft after playing through an injury-hampered junior season (hamstring, concussion), which followed a sophomore year (2010) in which he led the nation with 10 interceptions. Hosley plays bigger than he measures and is very physical, both in coverage and in run support. But at his size he would do better if he becomes more of a wrap-up tackler. Over the past two seasons, he had 12 interceptions and 20 passes broken up. He adds value as a punt returner, where he averaged 11.8 yards an attempt in three seasons. In games he appears to have better quick explosion than long-term speed, but he had an unofficial 40-yard time of 4.47 seconds at the scouting combine, where teams were glad to see he added five pounds since the end of the season. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/26/2012 - 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." - NFLDraftScout.com

01/04/2012 - Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley said after the Hokies' 23-20 overtime loss to Michigan in the Sugar Bowl that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2012 NFL draft. Hosley, who had hinted in recent weeks that Tuesday might be his final game in a Virginia Tech uniform, said he received feedback from an NFL draft advisory board recently indicating he could potentially be a late first-round draft pick or "most likely" a second-round selection. "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." The Delray Beach, Fla., native had a spectacular sophomore campaign in 2010, leading the nation with nine interceptions. His play slipped a bit this year as he battled a hamstring injury and suffered a concussion in the ACC championship game. Hosley did, however, finish with a career-high 59 tackles this season. But his final game at Virginia Tech will be remembered for what could have been. In the second half, Hosley appeared to have two interceptions off Michigan's Denard Robinson. On the first one he appeared to make a diving catch, but after an official review, the play was overturned. On Michigan's next series Hosley appeared to snag another interception but officials called him for pass interference. - Mark Giannotto, The Washington Post

01/04/2012 - 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. - NFLDraftScout.com

12/30/2011 - This year, his first at boundary corner, didn't go as planned. He wanted to duplicate his nine-pick season, then dash to the NFL as a first-round pick. Instead, he struggled. Opponents, reluctant at first to go after Hosley, began having success throwing in his direction. A hamstring injury against Wake Forest limited him for weeks. He suffered a concussion in the first quarter of the ACC championship against Clemson, and coaches took his helmet so he wouldn't try to get back in the game as the Tigers picked apart the secondary. "I don't think it would have been good to go out there," Hosley said. "I think I would have hurt my team more than I would have helped them." The NFL appears to be in his future after this season. Hosley indicated he's leaning that way, even though his brother wants him to stay and finish his degree. There are family considerations. Hosley would like to pay back his mother, a retailer, for raising him. "She's been working for a long time and for nothing, really," Hosley said. "I want her to be able to take some of that stress off and be able to go on a vacation every now and then. It'll feel good to finally give her a chance to live life without worrying about bills and living paycheck to paycheck." Hosley has read about his shortcomings on NFL draft scouting sites. Most are about his size. He's listed as 5-foot-10, 171 pounds, but he has been proving himself against bigger competition since his pickup-game days. "I'm not going to say it's the little man's syndrome or nothing like that, but you know, it's kind of just in me from blood," Hosley said. "I respect every player and everybody, but you've got to show me that you're better than me. And that's something I take onto the field." - Andy Bitter, The Virginian-Pilot

12/05/2011 - Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer said Monday junior cornerback Jayron Hosley plans to file paperwork with the NFL draft advisory board to gauge whether or not he should forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL draft. Hosley joins running back David Wilson as Hokies' players who are exploring an early leap to the professional ranks. Beamer said he would meet with both Hosley and Wilson in the coming days to help them through the draft evaluation process because "they need to know where they would be." The NFL's draft advisory board is a collection of general managers and scouts that give underclassmen feedback on where they might be selected in the draft. "I think if you're going to make a decision, you'll want as much information as possible," Beamer said. "And I can put them in touch with some general managers there or whatever. But I think this is something that if you're thinking about it, you need to do." Hosley, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 171 pounds, was an all-American in 2010 when he led the nation with nine interceptions. The Delray Beach, Fla., native battled through a hamstring injury halfway through this season and has just three interceptions through 13 games this year. He does, however, have a career-high 59 tackles. - Mark Giannotto, The Washington Post.com

11/17/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: After massive personnel changes enabled Virginia Tech to do a better job of competing against Georgia Tech's option offense, it's back to the normal personnel for Thursday night. J.R. Collins moves back to end from tackle, freshman Luther Maddy returns to the lineup at tackle and Alonzo Tweedy could be back at whip linebacker after missing two games with an ankle injury. The task may be tougher this week because the Tar Heels are balanced with freshman RB Giovanni Bernard, redshirt freshman QB Bryn Renner and big-play WR Dwight Jones. PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring) isn't at 100 percent but is still playing. Hosley was beaten on a deep pass at Georgia Tech, although it was more the result of a perfect throw and catch, and will be in the spotlight in this one as he goes up against Tar Heels WR Dwight Jones. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - CB Jayron Hosley won his personal duel with Arkansas State WR Josh Jarboe, a one-time top 100 recruit nationally who signed with Oklahoma before coach Bob Stoops pulled his scholarship offer back in 2008. Hosley held Jarboe to four catches for 38 yards and intercepted a pair of passes, giving him 11 in the Hokies' last 14 games. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: It would be a surprise if the Thundering Herd did much with the Tech D, considering it's allowed just 30 points in the first three games. The Hokies have done everything well - stop the run, rush the passer and not allow a high completion percentage - that their top defenses usually do. The line's ability to create negative-yardage running plays and get after the quarterback is the biggest reason the defense has looked so good early. Barring a series of mental errors, Tech should keep Marshall under wraps. PLAYERS TO WATCH: The odds look good for the Hokies' secondary to notch an interception for the 11th straight game. Marshall QB Rakeem Cato tossed three picks in last week's 44-7 loss at Ohio and will have to deal with the quickest secondary he'll see all year. CB Jayron Hosley got two interceptions off Arkansas State last week. - The Sports Xchange

09/02/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: This is where the Hokies must show improvement from last year, when they intercepted 23 passes and led the nation with a plus 19 turnover ratio but ranked just 52nd in total defense. Opponents were able to run on them almost at will, averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and Tech lost three starters in the defensive line. The onus is on Ts Antoine and Derrick Hopkins to win more plays so that a talented linebacking corps can make plays. The secondary, led by All-America CB Jayron Hosley, should be one of the nation's best. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, has been named one of 50 players selected to the Paul Hornung Award Watchlist for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. Hosely, from Delray Beach, Fla., led the nation in interceptions last season in earning first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and second-team honors from The Associated Press. - Virginia Tech football

08/09/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): CB Jayron Hosely, Virginia Tech (32), Junior, has been selected to the 2011 Preseason All-ACC Football team in voting conducted by the media at the annual ACC Football Kickoff. - ACC football

08/09/2011 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: Tech has almost everything a team needs to be explosive on offense. It has four quality receivers, perhaps the ACC's most dangerous playmaker in RB David Wilson and a veteran offensive line which welcomes back four starters. The defense will be very strong in the back seven with five linebackers capable of starting and an All-America cornerback in Jayron Hosley, who will effectively cut off one side of the field from the opposition's passing game. New DEs J.R. Collins and James Gayle can both mount big-league rushes off the edge. QUOTE TO NOTE: "Our goal is the same this year as every year. We want to be top five in pass efficiency and in total defense. To do that, we have to communicate better." FS Eddie Whitely on the defense's plans to rebound from last year. - The Sports Xchange

07/19/2011 - 2011 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jayron Hosley, DB, Virginia Tech, Junior, has been named one of 40 players selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason Watchlist for the 2011 college football season. The 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 120 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 8. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

07/12/2011 - 2011 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, CB, has been named one of 37 players selected to the Preseason Thorpe Award watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, is one of the most coveted awards in college football and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011. Hosely, from Delray Beach, Fla., led the nation in interceptions last season in earning first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and second-team honors from The Associated Press. - Virginia Tech football

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, CB, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. - Football Writers Association of America

07/08/2011 - 2011 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, CB, Jr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the best defensive player. Hosely, from Delray Beach, Fla., led the nation in interceptions last season in earning first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and second-team honors from The Associated Press. - Virginia Tech football

05/11/2011 - STARS OF 2011: CB Jayron Hosley - A product of the same Florida high school as former Hokie great Brandon Flowers, Hosley exploded on the scene last year by tying a school record with nine interceptions. The All-America probably won't get enough chances for nine picks this year as teams figure to avoid him, but he can still affect games with his presence, tackling and ability to make big plays in the kicking game. - The Sports Xchange

05/11/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: CB Jayron Hosley - What does the All-America do for an encore? Hosley picked off nine passes last year, capping the season with a theft of Andrew Luck in the Orange Bowl and nearly getting a second pick. He'll have to adjust to being the guy teams try to avoid. - The Sports Xchange

05/03/2011 - 2011 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, CB, has been named to the 42-player Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for the 2011 college football season as selected by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. - Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation


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