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Giants Roster Breakdown: Jayron Hosley

Jayron Hosley is a player the Giants drafted a season ago hoping he could become a solid slot cornerback. They are still hoping.

Jayron Hosley
Jayron Hosley
Jim McIsaac

Jayron Hosley is a player who could make a big impact in the secondary for the New York Giants in 2013. Let's look at Hosley today as we continue working our way through the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2012 Season In Review

Drafted in the third round the Giants hoped the 5-foot-10, 178-pound Hosley would make an impact as a slot cornerback and punt returner. Preseason injuries took him out of the running for the punt return job. He played in 12 games and started six at cornerback, but struggled. He had a passer rating against of 121.5 in 465 snaps, and only three cornerbacks were worse. He surrendered completions on 70.2 percent of the 47 passes thrown in his direction.

2013 Outlook

Hosley is once again in the mix for both the punt return and slot cornerback jobs. Aaron Ross has been the starting slot cornerback throughout the offseason program, but the Giants need Hosley to perform better than he did as a rookie, both to give them an option in the slot that would help allow Antrel Rolle to remain at safety and to provide some depth on the outside, where Corey Webster is a question mark and Prince Amukamara has yet to stay healthy for a full season.