New York Giants 3rd-round pick Jayron Hosley has been getting reps with the first-team defense in nickel packages according to Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger.
According to Garafolo, the results have been mixed so far, but this appears to be an ideal spot for Hosley. While he’s slightly undersized, he’s quick enough to stick with nearly any receiver in the NFL. The key to Hosley’s development will be his willingness to listen to coaches and continue to develop his technique, as he often relied on his pure athleticism to get by in college.
Hosley has also been given an opportunity to handle punts, but fumbled one in the Giants preseason opener. He is competing with Jerrel Jernigan, Domenik Hixon and fellow rookie Rueben Randle for the punt return duties.