Ten former Hokies will get the chance to make an NFL roster

The 2012 NFL draft came and went this past weekend, and while not every former Virginia Tech player eligible to be drafted was picked over the course of seven rounds and three days, the Hokies were well-represented.

Running back David Wilson went higher than most draft analysts projected. He was selected with the final pick of the first round by the New York Giants. He’ll be joined there by cornerback Jayron Hosley, whose draft stock didn’t take as big a blow as expected after he failed a drug test at the NFL scouting combine. Hosley was picked No. 94 overall by the Giants in the third round. Rounding out Virginia Tech’s drafted contingent was wide receiver Danny Coale, who the Dallas Cowboys selected with the No. 152 overall pick in the fifth round.

Those three aren’t the only former Hokies who will get a shot to realize their NFL dreams. Here’s a rundown off all the undrafted free agent signings that went down after the conclusion of the draft.

WR Jarrett Boykin — Jacksonville Jaguars

Safety Eddie Whitley — Dallas Cowboys

RT Blake DeChristopher — Arizona Cardinals

RG Jaymes Brooks — Green Bay Packers

CB Cris Hill — Buffalo Bills

TE Chris Drager — Has a tryout with the Tampa Bay Bucanneers

LT Andrew Lanier — Has a tryout with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Mark Giannotto is a Montgomery County native who covers high school sports for The Washington Post. He previously covered Virginia and Virginia Tech football for five years.

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