Isaac Yiadom
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Isaac Yiadom

Isaac Yiadom
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Yiadom in the 2018 NFL season
No. 26 - Denver Broncos
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-02-20) February 20, 1996 (age 23)
Alexandria, Virginia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Doherty Memorial
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2019

Isaac Yiadom (born February 20, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). A graduate of Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts, he played college football at Boston College.[1][2]

College career

After high school, Yiadom signed with Boston College over offers from Bryant, Holy Cross, and Connecticut.[3] After his senior year, Yiadom was invited to the 2018 Senior Bowl. Boston College teammates Harold Landry and Kamrin Moore were also invited, making it the first time since 2006 that 3 players from Boston College were invited to the senior bowl.[4]

Professional career

On December 18, 2017, it was announced that Yiadom had accepted his invitation to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl.[5] Prior to the Senior Bowl, Yiadom was ranked as the 47th best cornerback prospect in the by DraftScout.com and was unheralded due to his minimal targets in college. He impressed scouts and analysts with a strong week of practice for the Senior Bowl and immensely helped his draft stock.[6] On January 27, 2018, Yiadom played in the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl and was part of Denver Broncos' head coach Vance Joseph's South team that lost 45-16 to the North coach by Houston Texans' head coach Bill O'Brien. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and performed the majority of combine drills, but opted to skip the vertical jump and three-cone drill.

On March 21, 2018, Yiadom participated at Boston College's pro day and chose to perform the 40-yard dash (4.56s), 20-yard dash (2.63s), 10-yard dash (1.53s), vertical jump (34.5"), broad jump (10'0"), short shuttle (4.23s), and three-cone drill (6.85s). At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Yiadom was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the 12th best cornerback prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com and was ranked the 15th best cornerback by Scouts Inc.[7][8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
190 lb
(86 kg)
 in
(0.82 m)
 in
(0.23 m)
 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
All values from NFL Combine/Boston College's Pro Day[9]

The Denver Broncos selected Yiadom in the third round (99th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Yiadom was the 11th cornerback drafted in 2018.[10]

On May 25, 2018, the Denver Broncos signed Yiadom to a four-year, $3.32 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $761,516.[11]

Personal life

Yiadom is the son of Ghanaian immigrants. Born in Alexandria, Virginia[12]

References

  1. ^ Parello, Joe. "Yiadom and Adarkwah: Big brothers in the big time, legacy lives on at Doherty." Worcester Sun. Sep 11 2016.
  2. ^ Garven, Rich (April 25, 2018). "NFL Draft: Former Doherty High and Boston College star Isaac Yiadom awaits where he'll be selected". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Egan, Kyle (March 29, 2013). "Boston College Football Recruiting: WR/DB Isaac Yiadom commits". Soaring to Glory. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Toland, Jennifer (December 26, 2017). "Jennifer Toland: Boston College cornerback and former Doherty star Isaac Yiadom ready for Pinestripe, Senior Bowls". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Isaac Yiadom Invited to Reese's Senior Bowl". 247Sports.com. December 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Risdon, Jeff (January 26, 2018). "Unheralded CB Isaac Yiadom rises up during Senior Bowl week". brownswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Isaac Yiadom, DS #12 CB, Boston College". DraftScout.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "NFL Isaac Yiadom -ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Isaac Yiadom". National Football League. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Broncos select Boston College cornerback, Isaac Yiadom in the third-round of the 2018 NFL Draft". MileHighReport.com. April 27, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Spotrac.com: Isaac Yiadom contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Nigeria dominates Africa's 2018 NFL draftee list". ESPN. April 23, 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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