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Falcons Spending Ample Time With CB Jayron Hosley

With the future of Brent Grimes up in the air the need for another cornerback is of the utmost importance to the Falcons. Leading up to the draft they have spent more time with Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley than perhaps any corner in the draft. In some ways Hosley reminds me of former Hokie and Falcon- DeAngelo Hall, but without the immense ego.

Hosley isn't as talented as Hall, especially in man coverage but he has a similar 'boom or bust' play-style that will both delight and frustrate. Not every CB who plays like this is a wasted pick, Asante Samuel of the Eagles has made a career out of it. However, Hosley would be a player needing considerable time to be eased into the NFL, especially in a starting role.

Sources indicate that Hosley is one of a few players who have conducted both a private workout with the Falcons, and has plans to visit the organization. This is normally a clear sign the organization have you on their board, as the position coach in the private workout will vouch for the player to bring them in for the team visit.

There aren't many CBs slated to be available where the Falcons pick in the second round who have the upside Hosley does. He's not polished, but with some time to sit him behind established corners he could easily fall into a starting role year two. Out of the gate he could be a premier special teams player, and be a difference maker at the nickel position.

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