Las Vegas Raiders Acquire CB Rock Ya-Sin via Indianapolis Colts
The Las Vegas Raiders Acquire CB Rock Ya-Sin following a trade with the Indianapolis Colts. After the announcement was made on Thursday, the trade sent Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to Indianapolis in return for Ya-Sin.
The Temple University product was drafted in 2019 during the second round at the 24th overall pick by the Colts. The cornerback spent three NFL career seasons in Indianapolis prior to the news that Raiders acquire CB Rock Ya-Sin. Over his career, he has 136 tackles (115 solo), two interceptions, 20 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 41 games.
In the 2021 season, Ya-Sin played in 13 games and started eight, racking up 32 total tackles with two picks. He also achieved seven pass break ups, a 56.5 completion percentage, and allowed 248 receiving yards. Overall his Pro Football Focus grade ranked 31st of 129 qualifying cornerbacks with a 69.9 score. His coverage grade was 72.4, putting him close to 21st in rankings. All of these were career bests.
Rock grew up south of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia where he led Southwest DeKalb High School in interceptions. He also wrestled for a state championship and was an honor roll student. When he was a senior at Temple University in 2018, Ya-Sin was named a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection with 47 tackles (36 solo) and 12 passes defensed.
While the Las Vegas Raiders acquire CB Rock Ya-Sin, we want to express our gratitude for Ngakoue’s short time with the Silver & Black. Ngajoue will become the second defender after Brandon Facyson to join ex-Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Braldey who has now gone to the Indianapolis Colts. Best of luck.