CB Hosley says he'll leave Virginia Tech to apply for NFL Draft

Published: Jan. 5, 2012 at 06:05 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 5, 2012 at 08:17 a.m.
Cornerback Jayron Hosley of Virginia Tech said after Tuesday's Sugar Bowl that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Post reported.

Hosley, who had hinted in recent weeks that Tuesday might be his final game in a Virginia Tech uniform, said he received feedback from an NFL draft advisory board recently indicating he could potentially be a late first-round draft pick or "most likely" a second-round selection.

"It's gonna be tough walking away, but I got to do what I got to do," Hosley said. "I think I handled my business pretty well."

Hosley led the nation with nine interceptions as a sophomore in 2010. He suffered a hamstring injury and a concussion this season, but also had a career-high 59 tackles.