Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
Like every draft, there are those names you remember simply because, well, they’re awesome. Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin is no exception, however he is more than just a name.
The Temple product would be an interesting add to a Bears defense that loves to be physical. Ya-Sin isn’t overly quick or athletic, but he’s someone who doesn’t shy away from contact. He loves to play bump-and-run with wideouts while making them uncomfortable within their routes.
Ya-Sin possesses great ball skills and takes chances to try and flip the possession arrow the other way. He can line up outside, but may not be a bad fit in the slot. Bryce Callahan is a big-time priority for the Bears (at least I believe he should be), but if Callahan does not return, Ya-Sin could come in and potentially fill that spot.
His length is one of the physical aspects that I like, being that this Bears defense is all over the football at all times. Generating turnovers is a must, and his long arms allow him to get to places other corners cannot.
He projects as a mid-round pick at the moment, so the Senior Bowl has a big say in what his stock looks like going forward. If he plays well, that could turn some mid-round evaluations into potentially a third-round guy with upside to go even higher.