Per Mike Klis, Denver Broncos cornerback Isaac Yiadom had shoulder surgery this offseason.
The Denver Broncos selected cornerback Isaac Yiadom in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft. Yiadom, like many rookies do early on, struggled.
Yiadom reportedly suffered a separated right shoulder during a week 13 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
He missed the following week with the injury but was able to play the final two weeks of the season, recording five tackles, two passes defended and an interception (the first of his NFL career).
The surgery will knock him out for a little while, but per Klis, the expectation is that he will be ready for training camp.
Despite having Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby (who is expected to test the free agent market), it seems likely that the Denver Broncos will look at college cornerbacks in the 2019 NFL draft.
One possibility to fill the cornerback position is LSU’s Greedy Williams. Although it seems unlikely the Broncos go cornerback in the first round, snatching Williams would definitely fill the spot.
Of course, there will be other opportunities for the team to get a cornerback in the draft. They do not have to get one in the first round. John Elway said he likes the depth of this year’s cornerback class.
They can also look in free agency for one. Some guys that will be options for the team are Eagles’ Ronald Darby (who suffered a torn ACL this season), Bryce Callahan (who played for current Broncos head coach Vic Fangio in Chicago last season), and Jason Verrett, who is currently a Los Angeles Charger.
In all honesty, I think it would be unfortunate if Roby is not re-signed. It would be fun to see how Fangio uses him in the new defense.
Roby was a first-round pick by the Broncos in the 2014 draft.
Here’s hoping Yiadom has a speedy recovery so he can hopefully show improvement early on during his second season.