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Report: Former Hokies CB Jayron Hosley fails drug test

Former Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley could see his draft stock drop after reportedly failing a drug test at the NFL draft combine. (Matthew Stockman/GETTY IMAGES)

NFL teams were informed this week that Hosley was one of two players who tested positive for marijuana during a drug test at February’s NFL Scouting Combine, according to Jay Glazer of The report also states that Hosley wrote a letter to NFL teams apologizing for the positive test results.

After entering this past season as a possible first-round pick after leading the country with nine interceptions, Hosley had a disappointing junior year that was marred by a hamstring injury. He finished with a career-high 59 tackles but had just three interceptions and struggled in pass coverage against bigger receivers.

Most draft analysts projected Hosley as a second- or third-round draft choice, but his stock will likely slide further with this news, especially because prospects know ahead of time they are going to be drug tested at the scouting combine. But marijuana use is not exactly a new phenomenon in college football or the NFL, so it remains to be seen just how far he will drop because of one failed test.

Hosley did not immediately return a message left on his cell phone asking for comment about the situation.

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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