Isaac Yiadom

American football player (born 1996)

American football player
Isaac Yiadom
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Yiadom with the Denver Broncos in 2018
San Francisco 49ers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-02-20) February 20, 1996 (age 28)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Doherty Memorial
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
College:Boston College (2014–2017)
NFL draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99
Career history
  • Denver Broncos (2018–2019)
  • New York Giants (2020)
  • Green Bay Packers (2021)
  • Houston Texans (2022)
  • New Orleans Saints (2022–2023)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:158
Sacks:0.5
Pass deflections:26
Interceptions:2
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Isaac Yiadom (born February 20, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers 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

Pre-draft

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.

External videos
video icon Isaac Yiadom's NFL Combine Workout
video icon NFL Draft Tape: Isaac Yiadom

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
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+78 in
(1.85 m)
190 lb
(86 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.52 s 1.59 s 2.65 s 4.18 s 6.85 s 34.5 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
8 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Boston College's Pro Day[9][10]

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos selected Yiadom in the third round (99th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[11] Yiadom was the 11th cornerback drafted in 2018.[12]

External videos
video icon Broncos draft Isaac Yiadom 99th overall

On May 25, 2018, the Broncos signed Yiadom to a four-year, $3.32 million contract that included a signing bonus of $761,516.[13]

New York Giants

Yiadom was traded to the New York Giants for a 2021 seventh-round draft pick on September 3, 2020.[14] Yiadom started 10 games for the Giants in his one season with them.

Green Bay Packers

Yiadom was traded to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Josh Jackson on August 17, 2021.[15] Yiadom started for the Packers on Week 6 against the Chicago Bears following injuries to starting cornerbacks Kevin King and Jaire Alexander. He committed a pass interference penalty on the opponent's opening drive to set up a Bears touchdown. Yiadom was subsequently benched for backup cornerback Rasul Douglas, who won the starting cornerback job with his steadier performance, and Yiadom being relegated to a backup and special teams role. On November 3, 2021, he was placed on reserve/COVID-19 list.[16] He was activated off reserve/COVID-19 list on November 13, 2021.[17] On January 21, 2022, he was released along with Jack Heflin to open roster spaces for the returns of Za'Darius Smith and Whitney Mercilus from injured reserve prior to the divisional playoff game.[18]

Houston Texans

On March 24, 2022, Yiadom signed with the Houston Texans.[19] He was released during final roster cuts on August 30.[20] He was waived on November 15, 2022.[21]

New Orleans Saints

On November 17, 2022, Yiadom was signed to the practice squad of the New Orleans Saints. He was promoted to the active roster on December 5.

Yiadom re-signed with the Saints on March 23, 2023.[22]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 18, 2024, Yiadom signed a one–year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[23]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2018 DEN 13 1 20 17 3 0.0 0 3 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0
2019 DEN 16 8 43 32 11 0.0 0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2020 NYG 16 10 46 29 17 0.5 0 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
2021 GB 16 1 10 9 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2022 HOU 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
NO 6 0 2 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2023 NO 17 8 37 25 12 0.0 0 14 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Career 87 28 158 113 45 0.5 0 26 2 4 2.0 4 0 1 1
Source: pro-football-reference.com

Personal life

Yiadom is the son of Ghanaian immigrants.[24]

References

  1. ^ Parello, Joe (September 11, 2016). "Yiadom and Adarkwah: Big brothers in the big time, legacy lives on at Doherty". Worcester.ma. Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  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 April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Egan, Kyle (March 29, 2013). "Boston College Football Recruiting: WR/DB Isaac Yiadom commits". Soaring to Glory. Retrieved April 17, 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 April 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Isaac Yiadom Invited to Reese's Senior Bowl". 247Sports.com. December 18, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Risdon, Jeff (January 26, 2018). "Unheralded CB Isaac Yiadom rises up during Senior Bowl week". USA Today. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Isaac Yiadom, DS #12 CB, Boston College". DraftScout.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "NFL Isaac Yiadom -ESPN". ESPN. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Isaac Yiadom Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Scout Isaac Yiadom College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved January 6, 2024.
  11. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  12. ^ "Broncos select Boston College cornerback, Isaac Yiadom in the third-round of the 2018 NFL Draft". MileHighReport.com. April 27, 2018. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Spotrac.com: Isaac Yiadom contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  14. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 3, 2020). "Broncos agree to trade CB Isaac Yiadom to Giants". DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  15. ^ Patra, Kevin (August 17, 2021). "Packers trading CB Josh Jackson to Giants for CB Isaac Yiadom". National Football League.
  16. ^ "Packers place QB Aaron Rodgers on reserve/COVID-19 list". packers.com. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Packers activate QB Aaron Rodgers off reserve/COVID-19 list". packers.com. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  18. ^ "Packers activate LBs Za'Darius Smith, Whitney Mercilus off injured reserve". packers.com. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  19. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-24-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. March 24, 2022.
  20. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (8-30-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. August 30, 2022.
  21. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (11-15-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. November 15, 2022.
  22. ^ "New Orleans Saints re-sign cornerback Isaac Yiadom to one-year contract". NewOrleansSaints.com. March 23, 2023. Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  23. ^ "49ers Sign DL Floyd and Four Additional Free Agents; Re-Sign OL". 49ers.com. March 18, 2024. Retrieved March 18, 2024.
  24. ^ Sidhu, Deepi (April 5, 2018). "Meet Texans DB Isaac Yiadom". HoustonTexans.com. Retrieved September 21, 2023.

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