YaYa Diaby
YaYa Diaby  DL  Louisville | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
YaYa Diaby
Height
6-4
Weight
255
College
Louisville
Position
DL/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Atlanta
79.0/100
Player Rating
30
PositionRank
4.8
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
19
Sol tackles
11

YaYa Diaby DL/EDGE Louisville | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

YaYa Diaby DL/EDGE Louisville
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.80 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 255
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Overall Rating: 79.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
84%
Pass Rush:
75%
Run Defense:
82%
DRAFT GRADE: 6th Position rank: #30
College Games: 21 College Snaps: 674
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (77/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (86.81/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
YaYa Diaby from Georgia Military College High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Diaby opted to join Louisville.

In 2020 as a freshman Diaby saw action in 8 games and played on a total of 245 snaps for the Cardinals. He recorded 13 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 14 total pressures, which included 14 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Cardinals in 2021 Diaby played in 13 games and took part on 429 snaps for the Cardinals. He recorded 30 tackles, 8 assists, while adding 25 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 22 total pressures, and 18 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Sacks and pressures are product of hustle. Gives effort on every play. Holds the point with length and strong upper body.
  • Adequate change-of-direction agility and straight-line speed to contain.
  • Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Hands aren't strong or active enough to disengage consistently. Gets good push, but will not bull rush NFL tackles.
  • Lean lower body - must improve core and leg strength. Suspect body flexibility and tight hips.
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How other scouting services rate YaYa Diaby (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
23.0