- AProjectionRound 1-2
- Hand9 ⅞
Strong Points: Adequate height with long arms allowing him to play taller. Quick and sudden with good speed. Has quick feet and loose hips and can turn smoothly. Stays low in his pedal and can close very quickly. Proficient in off coverage, almost always keeping good position with top awareness. Good zone player. Showed vast improvement from the beginning of the season until the end, followed by a strong Senior Bowl and Combine. Player on the rise.
Weak Points: Not strong in run support -- plays back, waits for the action to come to him and slow to shed. Must add strength and some bulk to his frame. Must perfect his jam to improve press-coverage ability.
The Way We See It: Ya-Sin originally enrolled at Presbyterian, where he played for three seasons, including two as a starter. When Presbyterian dropped from FCS to DII, he was allowed to transfer without sitting for a year and started immediately at left corner for the Owls. Ya-Sin plays mostly man off coverage -- and he's very good in that technique. He has the quickness, feet and anticipation to excel in the NFL in zone and man off but must work to improve in press coverage. He reacts very well to the ball in the air and has good hands. He is not a good run-support player, lacking the strength and aggression needed to consistently disengage. Ya-Sin is a grab tackler and must wrap better. Overall, his cover skills are good enough to get him on the field, but he must get stronger and improve in press. After a year of development, Ya-Sin's natural traits should help him ascend to a starter by Year 2. He has good special-teams traits but must get stronger.