Can the New York Giants 3rd Round Pick Jayron Hosley make an impact?
Ever since Jerry Reese took over as general manager of the New York Giants prior to the 2007 NFL season he has had a knack for finding productive players late in the draft. Kevin Boss and Ahmad Bradshaw were late round picks in the 2007 NFL Draft that went on to play integral roles in the Super Bowl run that year. Last year the standout special teams play of rookie Jacquan Williams (a seventh round pick in 2011 Draft), along with the break out season of the undrafted wide receiver Victor Cruz helped fuel a run to another title. This year, that steal of the draft came a little bit earlier in the draft.
In the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Jayron Hosley, a corner back out of Virgina Tech. During is sophomore season Hosley lead the nation in interceptions, but had a drop in production during his junior season. That coupled with a failed drug test at the combine caused his stock to drop to the point that the he was available to the Giants.
Lacking size at only 5' 10' and 178 pounds, Hosley makes up for it with tremendous athleticism. ESPN's Sport Science tells the story above.