Colts Select Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin With 34th-Overall Pick

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INDIANAPOLIS — With the 34th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts have selected cornerback Rock Ya-Sin.

Ya-Sin — who stands at 6-foot and weighs 192 pounds — transferred to Temple in 2018 after three standout seasons at FCS Presbyterian College. For the Owls last season, Ya-Sin earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors, logging 47 tackles (two for a loss) with two interceptions and a team-best 12 passes defensed.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein — who compared Ya-Sin to current Colts cornerback Nate Hairston — wrote this about Ya-Sin in his draft profile:

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.

As of now, the Colts’ next pick is in the second round (46th overall) — the pick the team acquired in Friday night’s trade with the Washington Redskins, in which Indy sent its first-round (26th-overall) selection to Washington in exchange for the 46th pick and the Redskins’ 2020 second-round pick.

The Colts also currently have a third second-round pick at 59th overall, as well as a third round (89th-overall) selection that will be announced tonight.

For more on this selection, check back with Colts.com.

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