Rock Ya-Sin reveals surprising reason on why he chose to sign with the Ravens

Las Vegas Raiders, Rock Ya-Sin, Baltimore Ravens
Las Vegas Raiders, Rock Ya-Sin, Baltimore Ravens / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

Saturday marked the first time through the early days of the Baltimore Ravens training camp in which the squad performed in front of a packed crowd inside M&T Bank Stadium.

In a day dominated by the defensive line and the tight end cohort, one member of the Ravens secondary also flowrished in man coverage and shadowing Odell Beckham Jr.

Darin McCann of Russell Street Report described free-agent acquisition Rock Ya-Sin's performance on Saturday as "impressive throughout the day."

The reporter also wrote that Ya-Sin, who is expected to take on CB2 duties opposite Marlon Humphrey next season, "shadowed Beckham tightly to force one incompletion, and broke up a pass to Nelson Agholor on another rep."

Perhaps the most interesting nugget coming out of M&T Bank Stadium related to Ya-Sin and his early days as a member of the Ravens is the one in which he spoke to the media after practice revealing the reason he chose Baltimore as new team earlier this offseason.

"The culture," Ya-Sin quickly answered. "I love the guys we have on defense here and then you got the best player in the league Lamar Jackson playing quarterback for us," the cornerback added.

When Baltimore offered Ya-Sin a deal, the former Raiders defensive back said "I felt like there was a great chance to do something special," and he didn't hesitate in putting pen to paper.

Ya-Sin signed with the Ravens last May after Baltimore decided back then not to extend an offer to former CB Marcus Peters, who ultimately ended up signing with Ya-Sin's former team Las Vegas Raiders a few days ago and ahead of training camp.

The former Raider was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 34th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Throughout his four-year career, Ya-Sin has played 2,657 snaps with 1,728 of them coming in coverage plays.

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