Cornerback | Temple | Senior
Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 192 pounds
2018: Started 12 games but chose to skip Temple’s bowl game to begin preparing for the draft; recorded 47 total tackles with two interceptions, a pair of sacks and 12 passes defended; 2018 was his first season in Division I FBS as he played at Presbyterian College in his first three seasons of college football
Career: Played in 45 career college games, 12 of which came with Temple while 33 were with Presbyterian College; had 142 total tackles with seven interceptions and 36 passes defended between the two schools; was a First-Team All-Big South selection at Presbyterian as a junior in 2017 when he set a school record with five interceptions
View photos of Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin.
Summary: Ya-Sin spent his first three seasons at Presbyterian College but was allowed to transfer to Temple when the football program dropped down to Division II from FCS after the 2017 season. Ya-Sin started 12 games in his first season of major college football and seems to have an ideal frame to play cornerback. He tested well at the combine, tying for second among cornerbacks with 18 reps on the bench press. He tied for fifth with a 39.5-inch vertical jump.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote that Ya-Sin is a “body-beautiful cornerback with good size and potential, but just one year of FBS football experience. Ya-Sin needs technique work across the board, but the ability to handle the duties of the position are all in place and waiting to be unlocked. He has the strength, toughness and feet to go from shadowing presence to a more disruptive one as a press-man corner.”
Ya-Sin’s full scouting report on NFL.com can be found here.
Stacking up: Draft analyst Dane Brugler, who writes for The Athletic ranked Ya-Sin as the No. 4 cornerback in the draft. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brook has Ya-Sin as the No. 5 prospect at the position. Daniel Jeremiah had Ya-Sin as the 28th overall player on his most-recent list of the Top 50 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Rocking in the ring: Ya-Sin was a two-time state champion wrestler at Southwest Dekalb High in Decatur, Georgia.