Denver Broncos: Isaac Yiadom’s Time To Shine
In a season dominated by the Denver Broncos rookie class, Isaac Yiadom is recently shining and sees more opportunities on the horizon.
The Denver Broncos rookie class is overachieving and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. Typically there’s moments where rookies hit a wall and they cannot recover. For some rookies, it takes a little while to prove they belong in the National Football League. Isaac Yiadom’s playing time was sparse, but recently he’s seen more action after release of Adam Jones and Chris Harris Jr.’s injury.
Denver worked with Isaac Yiadom during the Senior Bowl this off-season seeing the potential of him up-close and personal. The Boston College Eagle corner is a very unique player. Yiadom is raw, but majority of his style is sound.
One trait to love about Yiadom is sticking to wide receivers like glue. Recently, he was tasked with covering Antonio Brown. Brown finished the game with nine catches for 67 yards.
Even in the Cincinnati Bengals, the only reception Isaac Yiadom allowed was an 11-yard catch to John Ross. Isaac Yiadom will be asked to do more with the loss of Harris Jr. and since Bradley Roby emerged as the number one corner the rest of the season.
In some ways, the best way to gage the growth of Yiadom is like fellow defender Josey Jewell. Both just need playing time to showcase their excellence.
Head coach Vance Joseph has seen the improvement of the Isaac Yiadom and the rest of the rookies.
“Our young guys have performed. They’ve played, been prepared to play and performed when we’ve needed them to. And they’ve had to,” Joseph said a few days ago.
Right now it’s Yiadom’s time to shine. And with Chris Harris Jr. set to miss a few games, it will be key for him to make an impact on the defense.