Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
Entering the draft last night, Rock Ya-Sin out of Temple was gathering steam to become the first cornerback off of the board last night. While those rumors did not come to fruition, he could hear his name called early tonight.
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While Ya-Sin only has one solid season of production in FBS football, it was quite the season for him in 2018. He picked off two passes from his cornerback spot, but also knocked down an additional 12 pass attempts. Showing the ability to come up and make a the tackle in open field, Ya-Sin also tallied 47 tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage.
Named appropriately, Ya-Sin is rocked up. At nearly 6’0 and 192 pounds, he pressed 225 pounds 18 times, on of the top in the class. Additionally he skied to a 39.5 inch vertical jump and a 10 foot broad jump, displaying elite athleticism to compete on the outside. His 40 yard dash time was also tolerable at 4.51, well above the necessary range to compete at the NFL level.
Ya-Sin remains firmly in the discussion at the 39th pick in the draft, and should he still be available by the time the Buccaneers are on the clock, he could be the target. Given his size, strength, and athleticism, Ya-Sin has what it takes to compete against the talents of Thomas and Jones.