Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer said Monday junior cornerback Jayron Hosley plans to file paperwork with the NFL draft advisory board to gauge whether or not he should forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL draft. Hosley joins running back David Wilson as Hokies’ players who are exploring an early leap to the professional ranks.
Beamer said he would meet with both Hosley and Wilson in the coming days to help them through the draft evaluation process because “they need to know where they would be.”
The NFL’s draft advisory board is a collection of general managers and scouts that give underclassmen feedback on where they might be selected in the draft.
“I think if you’re going to make a decision, you’ll want as much information as possible,” Beamer said. “And I can put them in touch with some general managers there or whatever. But I think this is something that if you’re thinking about it, you need to do.”
Hosley, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 171 pounds, was an all-American in 2010 when he led the nation with nine interceptions. The Delray Beach, Fla., native battled through a hamstring injury halfway through this season and has just three interceptions through 13 games this year. He does, however, have a career-high 59 tackles.
Last week, Hosley was named a second team all-ACC selection. The deadline to declare for the 2012 NFL draft is Jan. 15.