Isaac Yiadom

Boston College
CB

Prospect Info

College
Boston College
Hometown
Class
Worcester, MA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
190 lbs
32 1/4”
Hands
8 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.59
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Denver
Broncos
Round 3 ‧ Pick 35
40 Yard Dash
4.52
Seconds
 
Bench Press
8
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
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INCHES
 
Broad Jump
120.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
4.18
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Yiadom (pronounced yuh-EYE-dum) stayed close to home after an all-state high school career (ending with a state title) at Worcester. He played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams, as a freshman (13 tackles, one pass breakup). Yiadom then got a chance to start seven of nine games played as a sophomore (18 tackles, one interception, five pass breakups), missing three due to injury. He led the Eagles with 10 pass breakups in 2016, starting eight of 13 games played, posting 26 stops, two for loss. Scouts noticed his play in 2017, as he started all 13 games, making 53 tackles, intercepting two passes, and breaking up seven more.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
Bashaud Breeland
Overview
Yiadom looks long and lean, but he plays with adequate strength in disrupting routes and has the aggressiveness to challenge and muddle the catch-point. He's more aware than instinctive, but can handle both zone and press-man responsibilities. Yiadom's special teams value may move him ahead of similar cornerbacks in this draft. His man coverage skills need more work, but he has the talent to go from backup to starter within a couple of seasons.
Strengths
  • Tall with long arms
  • Tough enough
  • Plays stronger than listed weight when jamming receiver
  • Has some success bodying and smothering receivers from their release
  • Positions himself on receiver's hip when pacing down the field
  • Good awareness from off coverage
  • From zone, recognizes bait routes and will peel off and respond to incoming receiver in his area
  • Has length and ball skills to tilt 50-50 balls in his favor
  • Willing striker
  • Drives hard into receiver looking to dislodge the catch
  • Steps up and puts in work as tackler when uncovered and challenged by running backs
  • Cover specialist on kickoffs and as a gunner on punt teams
  • Had 10 coverage tackles this year and 20 for his career
Weaknesses
  • Posts up with knock-kneed stance from press
  • Backpedal is tall and tight in off man coverage
  • Sluggish to open and sprint versus speed
  • Could face deep ball repercussions if he doesn't start his sprint early
  • Below average route mirroring giving up separation from breaks
  • Lacks smooth feet for easy recoveries when out of position
  • Route recognition can improve
  • Delays at the top when on plant and drive to throws
  • Inconsistent timing to play the ball leads him into early contact at times
  • Gets hung up by big blocking receivers against the run
  • Must learn to attack and discard more quickly

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league