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Jets, Giants, Eagles NFL Draft Recap [VIDEO]

For the second time in three rounds, the New York Giants have taken a player from Virginia Tech.

Jayron Hosley
Jayron Hosley (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Giants took Hokies safety Jayron Hosley with the 94th pick overall, the next to last pick made Friday.

The Super Bowl champions grabbed Virginia Tech running back David Wilson in the first round on Thursday and took LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle in the second round.

Hosley had 59 tackles and three interceptions this past season, a campaign in which he was bothered by a hamstring injury and concussion issues. The 5-foot-10, 178-pounder also ranked 11th nationally, averaging 12.67 yards on punt returns.

Hosley only played three seasons at Virginia Tech but finished with 12 interceptions.

 

Jets take Arkansas State LB Davis in 3rd round

The New York Jets have selected Arkansas State linebacker Demario Davis with their third-round
draft pick, giving Rex Ryan’s defense another aggressive tackler.

Davis, listed at 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, is an athletic and physical linebacker who played on the outside at Arkansas State but could move inside because of his somewhat small stature to back up Bart Scott and David Harris. He had 230 tackles and seven sacks in four seasons with the Red Wolves, and used his terrific speed to
defend tight ends and running backs.

The Jets took North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples with the 16th overall pick Thursday night, and traded up four spots in the second round earlier Friday night to take Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill.

Eagles take QB Nick Foles in third round

Nick Foles
Nick Foles (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Arizona quarterback Nick Foles with the 88th overall pick in the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Foles could compete with Mike Kafka and veteran Trent Edwards for the backup job behind Michael Vick. Foles is a strong-armed, pocket passer who threw for 4,334 yards as a senior.

Foles played at Michigan State as a freshman before transferring to Arizona. He finished his career with 10,068 yards passing, 67 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. He attended Westlake High in Austin, Texas, where he broke several of Drew Brees’ passing records.

Foles was considered a low draft pick my most experts, but the Eagles chose him in the third round.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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