Friday, January 26, 2018

Yiadom's big week

If you are looking to make a name for yourself, the Senior Bowl is a good place to start. Because of the access and proximity to NFL coaches, you can show them how coachable you are and how you fare against the best players in college. As the press reports on this year's standouts, one name keeps coming up: Isaac Yiadom. He exceeded expectations and looks like he is shooting up Draft boards. Here are some of the things people are saying and writing.



This article focused on his ability to adjust to the ball when it is in the air.

Seattle needs to replenish their defensive backfield and Yiadom fits their mold.

This Falcons' writer thought Yiadom was one the players who improved his draft status the most.

10 comments:

dixieagle said...

Isaac really has looked great in practice, and I've been hearing he's really raised his profile for the draft. We met him today at the Meet the Players event; he was pretty surprised and happy to see the four of us decked out in our BC gear and seemed like a great representative of BC. I hope he has an outstanding game tomorrow.

Knucklehead said...

Massachusetts players are as good as anyone anywhere.

Ask Clemson and Michigan if BC isn't enough for you.

Napolean Bonaparte said...

Good for him - a terrific athlete. Isaac's only offers besides BC were from Bryant, UConn and Holy Cross.

Napolean Bonaparte said...

Just saw this - Emmert really has to go for a variety of reasons - maybe this is the shove he will need: https://deadspin.com/report-ncaa-president-mark-emmert-was-personally-infor-1822470340

Georgia Eagle said...

Am I wrong , but did this kid fly under the radar while playing for BC?

dixieagle said...

I think you're right, GE. His wasn't one of the names that jumped out at me. Clearly, the Senior Bowl folks got this one right. They don't always... they didn't invite Justin Simmons a couple of years back. The Senior Bowl PR guy is a friend who has become accustomed to our questions about whether any BC guys have been invited.

Had Landry and Moore chosen to/been able to come, only Alabama, Auburn and LSU would have had more on the roster than BC.

Georgia Eagle said...

That's amazing, Dixie.

Guido said...

I can not understand why Harold Landry did not come to the Senior Bowl. My thought is that he has not sufficiently recovered from the injury sustained early in the BC season. He must be concentrating on getting stronger and developing flexibility for the drills that are inherent in the NFL Combine come late February into early March.Though he is projected late 1st round in many mock drafts , I personally would be concerned (if I were a GM/scout) about his durability/injury without having a Senior Bowl performance as a solid way to judge his abilities against all the top talent entering into the draft. However , I wish him well since he seems like a real nice young man !!!

JBQ said...

You have to look at the d-back coach for BC. He appears to be really developing talent. John Johnson looked really good for the Rams against the Falcons. It was obvious that he was very coachable. When the Rams changed defenses, he was the fulcrum that everyone moved around. He is just a rookie. Yiadom looks to have the same profile. I believe that the word is out on Johnson and the shoppers are going to the well for the same water. O-Line U is now becoming d-back U.

dixieagle said...

Guido, I agree. Landry had stated he was “fully committed” to the Senior Bowl when he accepted his invitation. He is either still not fully healed (the official word here) or he has decided to save himself for the combine. Here’s hoping he has a great combine.