Giants add another Hokie

Just two days after drafting Virginia Tech running back David Wilson with the 32nd overall pick, the Giants added another Hokie in cornerback Jayron Hosley. 

Hosley, like Wilson, found a way to sneak into a round of the draft.  He was the 31st pick of round 3 and the 94th pick overall. 

Last season Hosley contributed by forcing two fumbles and intercepting three passes for his defense.  The Giants won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots back in February, but the Patriots passing game still found success in that championship game as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and two touchdown passes.  New York hopes that the addition of Hosley will help shore up the passing game.

David Wilson sneaks into first round

Many speculated about whether Alabama running back Trent Richardson would be the only running back selected in the first round.  That speculation came to a screeching halt when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to the 31 overall pick and selected Boise State running back Doug Martin.  Then a pick later, the Giants chose Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. 

Wilson comes to a team looking to replace Brandon Jacobs, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers, the team that the Giants beat in the NFC Championship.  New York still has Ahmad Bradshaw on the roster, but Wilson should expect to get some of the carries to let Bradshaw rest.

Wilson had a solid year at Virginia Tech a year ago, getting 290 carriers and rushing for 1,709 yards and nine touchdowns.  Even though Wilson only stands in at 5’9 and weighs 206 pounds, in comparison to Jacobs’ 260, the Giants will still look to find ways to incorporate Wilson into the offense.

Hokies Cancel Spring Football Game

Not often do sports fans read the headline about their favorite college football team cancelling their spring football game.  A storm passing through Blacksburg resulted in Tech’s decision to call off the game. 

Even though the spring game’s cancellation disappointed fans, the Hokies’ recruiting class should still excite them for the upcoming season.

Virginia Tech made it a priority to target defense this year as they signed five linebackers this year, three of which are four-star recruits according to rivals.com.  On the other side of the ball, Tech boosted their running backs by signing three. These additions come at a time when Tech has three starters returning on offense.

Fans who had hoped to see the 2012 squad will have to wait until Sept. 3 as the Hokies host the Georiga Tech Yellow Jackets.