Cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past April. Each week, the Virginia Tech alum and Florida native will provide an inside look at his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins the day after NFL rosters were finalized, meaning it is now full speed ahead to Wednesday night’s opener against Dallas.
We’ve made it to the 53-man roster, and coaches have made their decisions on who they want to be here and did it for the best of the team. The mood changes now that we start actually game-planning for the opponent. It’s only days away now from the prime-time lights of Giants vs. Cowboys.
Back at the facility, I also moved to a permanent locker like the rest of the new guys. I’m right next to my former Tech teammate David Wilson. Before, us rookies and guys new to the team had temporary metal lockers in the middle, but those are cleared out now. You really feel like you’re at home now. You don’t want to get complacent because there’s still a lot of work to do, but this is home now.
From the draft to rookie minicamp to training camp and preseason, it was a great experience out there. It was good to get out there with an NFL team, the New York Giants, and get that work in. We really got that quality work in that you need, and you could see us progressing every day. It’s time for the real season, when it counts, so I’m looking forward to it.
There was good news as I got back onto the practice field today after missing the final two preseason games. Now I’m just trying to take it day by day leading up to the Dallas game, and we’ll see how the toe injury thing goes. Right now, I’m feeling very confident playing on it, but we’ll just see how it goes. There’s going to be a lot going on Wednesday night and it’s going to be a very exciting game, but right now I’m just trying to take it day by day.
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