- Takes on Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton (lol) 1-on-1 and pancakes him more than once
- Great goal-line/short-yardage pad level
- Comfortable in a power scheme, shows real skill when pulling and finding a second level defender. Clobbers his man most of the time he pulls. All of his big blocks come on these pulls.
- Really good at combo blocks (two linemen working together on one defender)
- Solid, if not eye-popping, across the board in pass protection. Good enough strength, very good awareness of where the pocket is
- Doesn't ever have two bad plays in a row
- Doesn't stick on run blocks at times, mostly because he gets a little too high up. Loses contact with his man and ends up on his butt.
- Not all that fast getting off the line of scrimmage
- Sometimes mishandles a 3-technique cutting across his face
- When you watch Yankey, you're mostly struck by how good the guy to his left is. Scouts are already saying that Andrus Peat is a top 3 pick in the 2015 draft, so that's a pretty high barometer.
Yankey is a solid value across the board - he's not as physically incredible as some prospects in the draft, but as a guard he's pretty close to a plug-and-play player. He's probably a 2nd or 3rd round pick in total, but whoever drafts him will definitely be happy with his smarts and skill. He may have some trouble handing those beastly 3-techniques like Geno Atkins, but pretty much everybody struggles against freaks like that.