Rookie camp preview: Jayron Hosley

May, 7, 2012
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With rookie camp set to begin this weekend, we're taking a look at Scouts Inc.'s breakdown of each New York Giants' draft pick leading up to Friday's camp. I'll give you my own first-impression analysis of the guys when I see them up close this weekend.

Here's Scouts Inc.'s breakdown of third-round pick Jayron Hosley. Tomorrow we look at fourth-round pick Adrien Robinson.


THIRD ROUND: JAYRON HOSLEY, CB, VIRGINIA TECH

What he brings: “Hosley's an instinctive corner that displays good, short-area quickness, and top-notch ball skills. He needs to get stronger in jump-ball situations and improve as a tackler.” –- Scouts Inc.

How he fits: “There are a lot of question marks at the corner position in this defense, although if everybody is healthy, and they play up to expectations, they're not that bad. They want to play a lot of man-to-man coverages on the backend and Hosley could contribute immediately versus multi-receiver packages as he has good instincts and ball skills.” –- Scouts Inc.

Ohm’s take: If he is indeed as tough and physical as Jerry Reese says he is and is able to learn Perry Fewell’s defense well enough, Hosley could potentially be a nickel back. We don't know if Terrell Thomas, Bruce Johnson, Brian Witherspoon, Michael Coe and Justin Tryon will return to their old form this season after suffering season-ending injuries last year. Prince Amukamara also needed an injection in his foot which was broken last year. If all goes according to plan, Corey Webster, Thomas and Amukamara will be the top three corners with Hosley challenging for the fourth or fifth spot with a crowded unit that also includes Antwaun Molden.

Hosley also could be the starting punt returner this season.

Tell us what you think about Hosley and how he'll fit in below.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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