Rock Ya-Sin explains what he will bring to Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have made some moves to address their defense this offseason, and it continued in the draft on Friday, as the Colts took Temple cornerback Rock Ya-Sin in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Ya-Sin said he was surprised he was drafted so early, but he is looking forward to helping the Colts and feels lucky to be joining what is an already good team.
“I do. I love Indianapolis. It’s a great city,” said Ya-Sin, according to Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official team website. “I feel like it’s a great organization. The culture there, the players – they’re young players that play hard, competitors. I feel like we are going to win a Super Bowl in the next few years. So I feel like I am coming to a great situation.”
He added that he is opportunistic in the secondary and is adept at takeaways.
“A great part of my game,” he said. “I feel like I was coached that the ball in the DB’s hands is a great sight. Anytime you can get an interception or pick up a fumble and return it or turnovers – that is a great opportunity for a team.”
Oddly enough, Ya-Sin has only played football for two years, and only one of those seasons came at Temple. During his lone year with the Owls in 2018, Ya-Sin finished with 47 tackles, a couple of interceptions, and 12 passes defended.
The Colts are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won 10 games and captured a Wild Card berth in the AFC. They went on to defeat the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round.