2. Rock Ya-Sin
We know what you’re thinking: Rock Ya-Sin regressed a lot this past season, so what could his trade value possibly be? That’s a valid point, but there’s reason to believe that he’ll return to the form he showcased as a rookie in 2019. Speaking of his inexperience, there’s plenty of upside that comes with trading for a 24-year-old cornerback drafted in the second-round just two years ago.
Penalties really plagued Ya-Sin’s sophomore campaign, as the NFL put an emphasis on flagging defensive backs who like to get handsy in coverage, but that could be rectified with a little bit of coaching. Given his undeniable upside and the fact that he’s just one year removed from looking like an absolute steal, we guarantee that teams would be intrigued by the prospect of adding the Temple product to their defense.
While Ya-Sin’s prowess in coverage is evident, he’s also exceptional against the run and getting after the quarterback, logging elite grades of 72.5 and 76.5 from Pro Football Focus in those respective departments as a rookie. He wasn’t utilized as a pass rusher as a sophomore, but maintained his consistency as a run stopper, earning a respectable 64.9 grade in 2020.
Trading Ya-Sin would leave the Colts thin at cornerback, especially since Xavier Rhodes is no guarantee to return this offseason, but that could be addressed down the road either in free agency or the draft.