The Lions did not have the best secondary last year, and it showed as they finished near the bottom of the league in the more important passing defense categories. This offseason however they have made many changes to the secondary. Primarily among those are releasing corner Nevin Lawson and signing Justin Coleman to a big deal.
Because of the Coleman signing, the Lions have some leeway as to when they need to draft a cornerback. Coleman has the ability to play both in the slot and outside. Because he can do this the Lions can afford to draft a corner that may need some seasoning.
Ya-Sin is an aggressive and physical corner that can be the Lions’ number two corner for years. He is good at recovering when beat off the line and is good at playing the ball in the air. In his second year in college he racked up five interceptions in one year, and defended 12 passes (with two interceptions) his senior year at Temple.
Ya-Sin had his doubters at the end of the year, but had a strong senior bowl week that led to him rising up draft boards around the league. He has the potential to become the perfect compliment across from Darius Slay and give the Lions two lock-down corners in a couple of years.