Virginia Tech - Hokies
Jayron Hosley - #20 - CB-PR
|Hometown:||Delray Beach, FL|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/15/2012 Virginia Tech Pro Day||5-10||182||8 7/8||30 3/4||74 1/4||10'1"||4.31||11.52||7.08|
|02/29/2012 Combine||5-10||178||8 7/8||30 7/8||74 3/8||4.44||11|
Last name is pronounced “HOZE-lee.” Was a three-year starter at defensive back as a Florida prep. Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009, mostly on special teams while seeing limited action on defense. Returned 31 punts for 348 yards (11.2-yard average) and a 64-yard touchdown against Marshall. On defense, he made 11 tackles, two pass breakups and zero interceptions with 1 1⁄2 tackles for loss and one sack. Started 13 games in ’10 and led the nation in interceptions after posting 39-8-9 with one tackle for loss. Saw extensive action on special teams, recording 19-239-1 (12.6) with an 80-yard score against Central Michigan as a punt returner and nine returns for 190 yards (21.1-yard average) and zero touchdowns as a kickoff returner. Did not play against East Carolina after being suspended for breaking curfew. Set a career high in tackles in ’11 and led the team in pass breakups and interceptions after tallying 59-12-3 with one tackle for loss and two forced fumbles. Posted 18-228-0 (12.7) as a punt returner and 1-29-0 (29.0) as a kickoff returner. Injured his left hamstring against Wake Forest, missing the final three quarters, and did not play the following week against Boston College. Missed most of the ACC championship game against Clemson because of a concussion.Positives:
Good timed speed. Quick feet. Can flip his hips and change direction with little wasted movement. Comfortable in zone to read, react and break on throws. Good closing burst. Natural ball skills. Does not panic when the ball goes in the air — tracks, times and breaks up throws. Can elevate, high-point and extend for interceptions. Nice agility and vision as a punt returner.Negatives:
Undersized and needs to get stronger (bench-pressed 11 reps of 225 pounds at the Combine). Lacks length and press strength to reroute receivers. Not physical. Rises in his pedal. Squats on routes — can get in trouble when his eyes are in the wrong spot and tends to clutch and grab when his cushion is threatened. Beat too much. Can be sealed outside and is an inconsistent tackler. Average explosiveness as a punt returner and lacks an extra gear to pull away from the pack.Summary:
Small-framed, quicker-than-fast cornerback and punt returner who fits best in a cover-2 scheme given his ball-hawking nature. Always will be limited by size, but has speed, competitiveness and ball skills to factor as a nickel back, although he might be best as a No. 4 corner.
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