Abdurrahman Ya-Sin

Temple
CB
DB36

Prospect Info

College
Temple
Hometown
Class
Decatur, Ga.
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
192 lbs
32”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.80
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.51
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
39.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
120.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.31
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.31
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Abdurrahman "Rock" Ya-Sin was not highly regarded coming out of Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia. The former two-time All-Region pick in football and two-time state champion wrestler signed with FCS program Presbyterian College, where he played in 11 games as a true freshman (two starts, 15 tackles, two pass breakups). Ya-Sin started 11 games his sophomore campaign (31 tackles, two for loss, nine pass breakups) and then became a first-team All-Big South performer in 2017, making 45 tackles, intercepting five passes, and breaking up eight others in 11 starts. He transferred to Temple as a graduate student for the 2018 season and immediately showed he had the talent to excel at the FBS level. Ya-Sin was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection as a senior, leading the Owls with 12 pass breakups to go along with 47 tackles, two for loss, and two interceptions. He did not play in Temple's bowl game, presumably to prepare for the NFL Draft.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Nate Hairston
Overview
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. His lack of technique allows for some pitch-and-catch moments in coverage, but he has moldable traits to become a future starter with more experience and coaching.
Strengths
  • Really long with carved up physique
  • Coaches loved him after just a couple months in program
  • Given single-digit number representing nine toughest players
  • Light in his backpedal
  • Possesses foot quickness for extended mirroring of release
  • Has potential for extended mirroring
  • Upper body strength to improve pop in his jam
  • Has traits for press-man or off-man
  • Decent closing burst to attack throws
  • Plays into catch-point with aggressive hands
  • Has ability to stick and drive from bail coverage
  • Willing in run support
  • Impressive upside with more technique work
Weaknesses
  • Not as disruptive from press as he could be
  • Needs more technique work
  • Turned around due to early hip declarations from press
  • Struggles to maintain proper leverage
  • False steps at top of his drop
  • Slight delay in transitions from off-man
  • Long speed is just average
  • Gets climbed and stacked at times
  • Inconsistent to stay in phase against verticals
  • Tendency to grab and face-guard rather than turn and locate
  • Average field awareness
  • Requires additional tackling technique
Sources Tell Us

"Once he adds some coaching and technique to his physical tools, he's got a chance to take a big leap. We love guys that look like him. That's what you want your GM to draft." -- Secondary coach with AFC team

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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