2012 Scouting Report: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech


Jayron Hosley is arguably the premiere ball-hawk in college football. This is our Jayron Hosley scouting report, which will be updated continuously from now until the 2012 N.F.L draft.

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Measurables

5’10″

178 pounds

4.47 40 yard dash, 30 7/8″ arms, 8 7/8″ hands, 11 bench press reps

Stats

2011 Season: (through 10/21/2011)

Games: 7

Tackles: 27

TFL: 1

Int: 3

PR: 15

Yards: 167

Avg: 11.1

TD: 0

 

Career:

Games: 33

Tackles: 77

TFL: 4.5

Int: 12

PR: 65

Yards: 754

Avg: 11.6

TD: 2

Pros:

Ball hawk

Great Hands (his best asset)

Great hip movement, fluid athlete

Very adapt backpedal

Does a tremendous job looking back for the football

Has return skills

Great leaping ability

Good instincts in zone coverage

Productive

 Quick reflexes

Long arms, helps make up for some of the size issues

 

Cons:

Can be abused by larger WR’s

Does not do a good job jamming WR’s

Can be a detriment in the red zone because of his size (lack of)

Will get beat by double moves do to his aggressive playing style

Not a great tackler

Player Comparison:           Asante Samuel

 

Round Projection:               Mid to late 1st Round

 

Summary:

Like Asante Samuel Hosley is a big play waiting to happen.  He shows incredible athletic ability and plays the pass very well.  It is an underrated talent to be able to look back for the ball and stay with the receiver.  Hosley does this extremely well.  He has the fluid hips and the compact back pedal to stay with men on an island.  He also attacks the ball well to play zone.  His problems are two fold: one due to his style of play and size he can be abused by larger WR’s.  Second he can get burned by double moves and pass fakes due to his aggressive nature.  Still, I would take him anywhere from pick 20-the end of the first round and feel good.  Teams with a great pass rush would love to get this kind of ball hawk.  Teams like the Jets, Ravens, Bengals, Cowboys, Giants, 49ers, and Lions would be ideal because it would allow him to play aggressive and get his hands on the ball…what he does best.

NFLMocks Preseason bio

 

Led the nation in interceptions (9) last year. All-American and 1st team All-ACC. An absolute ball-hawk who can steal the difficult picks. Good open-field tackler. Physical for his size, but could stand to bulk up a little bit to get first-round consideration. A good punt returner last year with 12.6 yards per return and one touchdown. Each year that Tech has had a breakout corner, teams don’t normally throw to his side, so Hosley most likely won’t put up those numbers again. With a year half as good as he had in 2010, he’s off to the NFL early

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Vs Clemson 2011

vs UNC 2010


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