Hosley Drafted by Giants in Third Round

Share on your favorite social network:
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someoneGoogle+share on TumblrShare on Reddit

Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted late in the third round by the New York Giants, who took Hosley with the 31st pick in the round, 94th overall. Hosley joins teammate David Wilson, who was drafted in the first round by the G-Men.

The pick helped Virginia Tech cement its status in college football as “DB U”. The Hokies have now had a defensive back drafted in 14 straight NFL drafts, dating back to 1999.

Hosley was projected to be a second or third-round pick, so from that standpoint, he wasn’t hurt by the fact that he failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said of the failed drug test, “We’re aware of that, obviously. He’s not the first one to have a situation like that. He’s a young kid – he’s very young. He’s 20 years old. He’s an early-out junior. He knows that’s a bad decision that he made and we expect better from him.”

Reese also said, “He’s not a big man, but this guy has athletic arrogance. He plays like a big guy. … He runs in there kind of like a little linebacker. He throws himself in there. He has outstanding cover skills. He’s productive. He’s an interceptor, he can intercept the ball, so we expect him to be in our nickel packages. And a bonus is that he’s a punt returner. … He has a lot of good qualities that we like.”

Giants coach Tom Coughlin echoed Reese’s sentiments, praising Hosley’s athletic ability, toughness, hands, and special teams ability. Coughlin summed it up by saying, “We feel like we can accomplish a lot with this kind of an athlete. He’s not the biggest guy in the world. That was discussed. However, we do think he is a competitive, feisty guy and he’s one of those people that has not backed down from anybody.”

Hosley is the 18th defensive back drafted out of Blacksburg in the last 14 years.

2012-13 VIRGINIA TECH MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Record: 13-19 (4-14 ACC, 12th/last)
DateOpponent / ResultTop ScorersTop Rebounders
Sat., Nov. 10
WIN (H)
VT 80, ETSU 62
Record: 1-0
Green 21
Eddie 17
Eddie 10
Wood 6
Mon., Nov. 12
WIN (H)
Green 25
Brown 12
Raines 12
Eddie 8
Thurs., Nov. 15
WIN (H)
VT 95, VMI 80
Record: 3-0
Green 23
Eddie 17
Raines 10
Eddie 8
van Zegeren 8
Mon., Nov. 19
WIN (A)
VT 96, UNCG 87
Record: 4-0
Eddie 28
Green 26
Wood 11
Raines 9
Fri., Nov. 23
WIN (H)
Green 27
Eddie 23
Wood 8
Barksdale 7
Tues., Nov. 27
WIN (H)
VT 95, Iowa 79
Record: 6-0
Green 24
Brown 18
Barksdale 7
Eddie 7
Sat., Dec. 1
WIN (H)
Green 28
Brown 18
Eddie 12
Green 7
Sat., Dec. 8
Loss (A)
WVU 68, VT 67
Record: 7-1
Green 23
Brown 21
Barksdale 8
Raines 8
Mon., Dec. 10
WIN (H)
VT 70, MVSU 49
Record: 8-1
Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic
Green 23
Rankin 10
Eddie 10
van Zegeren 7
Sat., Dec. 15
Loss (H)
Georgia Southern 78, VT 73
Record: 8-2
Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic
Green 28
Eddie 21
Barksdale 9
Eddie 8
Sat., Dec. 22
WIN (N)
VT 66, Bradley 65 (OT)
Record: 9-2
Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic
Green 31
Raines 16
Beyer 9
Raines 9
Sun., Dec. 23
Loss (N)
Colorado State 88, VT 52
Record: 9-3
Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic
Green 26
Eddie 10
Green 5
Eddie 5
Barksdale 5
Sat., Dec. 29
Loss (N)
BYU 97, VT 71
Record: 9-4
Eddie 17
Brown 13
Beyer 11
Eddie 7
Sat., Jan. 5
Loss (A)
Maryland 94, VT 71
Record: 9-5 (0-1 ACC)
Green 28
Brown 11
Raines 13
Beyer 7
Wed., Jan. 9
Loss (H)
BC 86, VT 75
Record: 9-6 (0-2 ACC)
Green 24
Eddie 21
Beyer 8
Eddie 6
Sat., Jan. 12
WIN (A)
VT 70, GT 65 (OT)
Record: 10-6 (1-2 ACC)
Green 28
Barksdale 11
Barksdale 10
Eddie 7
Sat., Jan. 19
WIN (H)
VT 66, Wake Forest 65
Record: 11-6 (2-2 ACC)
Green 22
Eddie 18
Raines 13
Eddie 9
Thurs., Jan. 24
Loss (H)
Virginia 74, VT 58
Record: 11-7 (2-3 ACC)
Green 35
Eddie 9
Green 9
Eddie 9
Sun., Jan. 27
Loss (A)
Clemson 77, VT 70
Record: 11-8 (2-4 ACC)
Green 25
Eddie 19
Barksdale 6
Four with 4
Wed., Jan. 30
Loss (H)
Miami 73, VT 64
Record: 11-9 (2-5 ACC)
Green 30
Eddie 14
Raines 8
van Zegeren 6
Sat., Feb. 2
Loss (A)
UNC 72, VT 60 (OT)
Record: 11-10 (2-6 ACC)
Green 16
Eddie 15
Green 6
Raines 6
Thurs, Feb. 7
Loss (H)
Maryland 60, VT 55
Record: 11-11 (2-7 ACC)
Green 29
Raines 14
Raines 5
Eddie 5
Barksdale 5
Sat., Feb. 9
Loss (H)
GT 64, VT 54
Record: 11-12 (2-8 ACC)
Green 28
Brown 10
Raines 9
Green 5
Tues., Feb. 12
Loss (A)
UVa 73, VT 55
Record: 11-13 (2-9 ACC)
Green 22
Wood 8
Raines 8
Wood 5
Sat., Feb. 16
Loss (A)
NC State 90, VT 86 (OT)
Record: 11-14 (2-10 ACC)
Green 29
Eddie 17
Wood 16
Raines 9
Thurs., Feb. 21
Loss (H)
Duke 88, VT 56
Record: 11-15 (2-11 ACC)
Green 22
Barksdale 14
Barksdale 8
Raines 5
Sun., Feb. 24
WIN (H)
VT 80, FSU 70
Record: 12-15 (3-11 ACC)
Green 26
Barksdale 17
Barksdale 9
Four with 4
Wed., Feb. 27
Loss (A)
Miami 76, VT 58
Record: 12-16 (3-12 ACC)
Green 16
Barksdale 12
Brown 12
Barksdale 7
Raines 5
Sat., Mar. 2
WIN (H)
VT 69, Clemson 61
Record: 13-16 (4-12 ACC)
Green 29
Barksdale 14
Barksdale 8
Eddie 5
Raines 5
Tues., Mar. 5
Loss (A)
Duke 85, VT 57
Record: 13-17 (4-13 ACC)
Green 25
Eddie 13
Wood 7
Eddie 7
Sun., Mar. 10
Loss (A)
Wake Forest 90, VT 79
Record: 13-18 (4-14 ACC)
Green 35
Rankin 15
Raines 7
Eddie 6
Thurs., March 14
Loss (N)
#5 NC State 80, #12 VT 63
ACC Tournament
Record: 13-19 (4-14 ACC)
Eddie 21
Green 15
Raines 7
Barksdale 4
Share on your favorite social network:
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someoneGoogle+share on TumblrShare on Reddit

16 Responses You are logged in as Test

  1. Pierson Prioleau is one of my favorites. Not drafted that high or all-pro but worked hard to contribute and stay in the league for a very nice career.

      1. He was listed as a Safey for the Browns, and did get playing time there at that position. But, yes, generally special teams leader.

  2. If you go back further, there’s been more than 20 secondary from the Hokies drafted. And there might be two next year. Antone and Fuller… Keep them coming Torian and bud.

    1. Correct. Under Beamer, here are the other DBs drafted – to me, the interesting thing has always been that the Vikings drafted Torrian and Antonio Banks two rounds apart, in the same year.

      1997 Torrian Gray S 2 19 49 Minnesota
      1997 Antonio Banks CB 4 17 113 Minnesota
      1994 Tyronne Drakeford CB 2 33 62 San Francisco
      1992 Damien Russell DB 6 11 151 San Francisco
      1992 John Granby DB 12 26 334 Denver
      1990 Roger Brown DB 8 22 215 Green Bay
      1988 Carter Wiley DB 12 1 306 Atlanta

      1. Don’t forget Al Young getting drafted by the Giants in 1985, but he was a Charlie Moir product, not Beamer.

  3. Will,

    Out of all of those, it seems that collectively most of those actually stuck around in the NFL for more than 1 and Done. Any idea what their longevity in the NFL was? I know, I could go check their individual NFL records and figure it out.

      1. Make one of yur famous tables including all the key stats, teams played for, highest known salary, where are they now, etc.. There are probably some on this list who would be good interviews.

      2. I’m not usually prone to be negative, but the article could include a column for how many stupid 15-yard personal fouls each one had – which reminds me that you could include undrafted free agents like Ronyell Whitaker. I love all our dbs, but I sure can remember quite a few stupid penalties that they racked up over the years.

  4. What is Jimmy Williams doing these days? After being cut from the Niners is he playing professionally anywhere?

    1. Wondered that myself. I emceed an event with some former players at the Holiday Inn after the (canceled) spring game, and Brenden Hill was there — I’ll bet he knows where Jimmy is, but I forgot to ask him.

Comments are closed.