2019 NFL Draft Prospect Report: Rock Ya-Sin
Name: Rock Ya-Sin
Listed Height: 6’0
Listed Weight: 192
Strengths: Rock has a shredded frame with arm length that allows him to get into the receivers chest. He has the mirror skills to stay connected and stations his hand in the hip pocket to follow the route down the field. He turns and runs easily enough when he drops his weight and gets control of his feet. Can be speedy in his pedal and cover enough ground to stay in phase early in the route. He uses his physicality to alter routes, as he recruits his length and hand strength to aid him in coverage. Can stay square with releases because of his initial slide and ability to debilitate the WR with his press strength. Ya-Sin recovers lost ground with good enough burst and catch up speed. Plants and explodes off of his back foot to close space to the top of the route. He is exceedingly aggressive vs the ball, as he has the ball skills and adjustment ability to get his hand on the throw and force a PBU. On run downs, he can deviate a hand-off from a pass, allowing him to get a head start in run support. Is willing to come down and give effort as a tackler.
Weaknesses: Ya-sin has had some missed opportunities to capitalize on an interception. He has some sloppiness in his footwork, which can hinder his ability to be effective in coverage. At certain points, he can transfer his weight too far back in his pedal, causing him to be off balance. Can fail to remain patient and bites on fakes, which will turn him around and push him out of phase. Can further develop a consistent usage of a jam at the LOS. Ya-Sin has inconsistent deep speed, causing him to inconsistently carry receivers vertically down the field.
Overview and Insights: Ya-Sin is a former FCS stand out at Presbyterian who later transferred to Temple and showed out versus a higher level of competition. At Temple, he was designated a single digit number, which shows a player is “Temple Tough”. Ya-Sin’s physicality, frame, and grit set him apart on the field, and i believe that he can be a solid corner once he develops his mechanics more.
Round Projection: 1st-2nd
Ideal Fits: Chiefs, Patriots, Chargers
Pro Comparison: Janoris Jenkins
Scout: Taylor Moser