2021 Draft Profile: Jaycee Horn
30 December 2020 CORNERBACK
This years draft is filled with talent, especially at the cornerback position. One of the best prospects entering this year’s draft is Jaycee Horn. Horn is a spectacular prospect that fits today’s game with his mixture of athleticism, tenaciousness, and skill.
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#JayceeHorn’s draft stock is ??? by the day. Son of former NFL WR Joe Horn has made his own name for himself. Long/Stocky frame with physical gifts. Athletically aggressive hard nosed CB that abuses WRs at the LOS. Top 15 potential @jayceehorn_10 #SouthCarolina pic.twitter.com/7hsCvdI5F8— AJ Torres (@ajtorres1230) January 4, 2021
- DOB: November 26, 1999 (21)
- Position: Cornerback
- School: South Carolina
- Size: 6’1 205lbs
- Class: Junior
- Opted out during the 2020 season
- Career Stats: 101 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 2 Ints, 3 sacks, 23 PDs, and 2 FFs
- Son of former NFL WR Joe Horn
- 2020 All SEC Second Team
- 2019 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
- 2019 Rex Enright Defensive Player of the Spring
- 2018-19 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
Games Watched: Missouri (2018), Georgia (2019), UNC (2019), Alabama (2019), Auburn (2020), LSU (2020)
- Best Game: Auburn (2020)
- Worst Game: LSU (2020)
Strengths- Horn plays like a grown man. Gives me a lot of Marlon Humphrey vibes. True man to man CB who can out muscle a WR off the line of scrimmage. Bump and run ability is off the charts. Tackles like a safety and is athletic and fluid like a WR. Above average press coverage skill and technique. Uses his size to his advantage to pin receivers to the bound line. He is a boom type of tackler. Awareness in zone coverage is noticeably mature. Horn’s body frame is stocky and has a long wingspan, which helps him tremendously with big bodied receivers. Closing speed has improved every year at South Carolina.
Weaknesses- Hips are a bit tight when he has to turn and run, but that can be fixed. Aggressive in coverage which often leads to him being too grabby. Guilty of guessing on routes here and there, but not too often. Has shown to occasionally play tall in his pedal which holds back some of his potential change of direction agility and quickness.
Overall- Horn is a prospect that is going to continue to be on the rise until draft night. He is going to make himself an argument in talks for CB1. Horns ability to travel with the opposing teams number one receivers is going to please NFL teams. Horn’s potential as a CB in the NFL is through the roof. Out of the top 3 CBs (Surtain and Farley) Horn is by far the most physically gifted and most aggressive out of the bunch. If Horn can prove that he can be more versatile at the combine, he could potentially be a top 10-15 pick.
Pro Comparison- Marlon Humphrey
Pick Projection- Top 15
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