With their final selection on Day of the 2012 NFL Draft the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants selected cornerback Jayron Hosley from Virginia Tech. Hosley is a smallish cornerback at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds and the Giants believe he could also help them as a punt returner.
Hosley was the second Virginia Tech player selected by the Giants, who took Hokies running back David Wilson in the first round. New York's second-round selection was LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team discussed Hosley's size but they like his competitiveness and ability to help the team on special teams. The Giants lost cornerback Aaron Ross in free agency and have Terrell Thomas returning from his second ACL surgery, so Hosley provides them with some insurance at the position.
Hosley did fail a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine, but that apparently did not scare off the Giants.
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