Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a junior with totals of 52 tackles/3 interceptions/12 pass breakups. Sophomore totals included 39/9/8.
Positives: Small yet effective cornerback with top ball skills. Quick flipping his hips to transition with receivers, displays good awareness and works well with safeties. Stays with receivers out of breaks, displays the ability to run with opponents anywhere on the field and effectively keeps the action in front of him. Remains disciplined with zone assignments and is always around his man. Quickly locates the ball in the air and consistently positions himself to defend the throw. Terrific burst of closing and recovery speed. Gives effort defending the run.
Negatives: Side shuffles down the field, which hurts his ability to quickly plant and break to the ball. Lacks size and loses out to larger receivers. Does not consistently display good timing in pass defense.
Analysis: Hosley is a versatile cornerback who displays skill in both man-to-man and zone coverage. He possesses the ball skills and speed to play at the next level, and his return ability provide added guy you. Size may prevent Hosely from being a starter at the next level, but he'll be a solid nickel back who can line up in a variety of defensive schemes.
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