NFL Draft

Steelers Host Two Top-Rated Cornerbacks For Pre-Draft Visits On Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ending this week by hosting a few more prospects for pre-draft visits on Friday and both are top-rated cornerbacks.

According to Bob Labriola of steelers.com, the Steelers are hosting Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne and Temple cornerback Rock Ya-Sin for Friday pre-draft visits.

Layne, an underclassman who converted from wide receiver to cornerback during his 2016 freshman season at Michigan state, measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 6016, 192-pounds with 33-inch arms and 9 1/4-inch hands. He ran his 40-yard-dash in Indianapolis in 4.5-seconds and posted a 37.5-inch vertical jump in addition to an 11’2″ broad jump. His short shuttle time at the combine was 4.09-seconds and his 3-cone time was 6.9-seconds.

Layne registered a half of a sack in the 34 games that he played in at Michigan State dating back to 2016 and 4.5 total tackles that resulted in lost yardage. He also registered 3 interceptions to go along with 24 total pass breakups and a forced fumble.

As for Ya-Sin, who played one season at Temple at starting his college career at Presbyterian, he measure in at this year’s scouting combine at 5116, 192-pounds with 32-inch arms and 9 7/8-inch hands. He ran his 40-yard-dash in Indianapolis in 4.51-seconds and posted a 39.5-inch vertical jump in addition to a 10’0″ broad jump. His short shuttle time at the combine was 4.31-seconds and his 3-cone time was 7.31-seconds.

In his entire college career, Ya-Sin registered 7 interceptions and 31 total pass breakups in addition to 142 total tackles. He participated in this year’s Senior Bowl as well.

Layne and Ya-Sin are both considered by many to be top-10 cornerbacks in this year’s draft class.

2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Michigan State CB Justin Layne

2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin

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