There has been a lot of recent news concerning the Dallas Cowboys and potential cornerback targets in the 2021 NFL Draft. It is without question that corner is one of the top priorities for the team to address in April.
Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley is set to undergo back surgery. That will surely drop his stock among teams around the league. On the other hand, Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II turned heads at an impressive pro day performance. There is some fear that Surtain may have played himself into a pick before the Cowboys go onto the clock.
South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn is widely considered to be the third first-round cornerback prospect in this year’s draft class. Horn, the son of former New Orleans Saints wideout Joe Horn, is known for his swagger and physical nature of play. That would be a much-needed addition to the Cowboys defense.
COWBOYS SET TO MEET WITH HORN
As it turns out, the Dallas Cowboys will meet with the South Carolina prospect after his pro day on Wednesday. Horn stated that he has already spoken with the Cowboys. It appears that Dallas is showing some considerable interest in the former Gamecocks defender.
South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn said he plans to meet with the Cowboys after his Pro Day on Wednesday. He's already had a brief chat with them.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 23, 2021
The Athletic‘s Dane Brugler ranks Horn as the third best corner in the draft class, only behind Farley and Surtain II. Brugler compares Horn to former Denver Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib.
Overall, Horn needs to refine his discipline and finishing skills, but he is a long, agile athlete with outstanding instincts, bloodlines (his father is former NFL receiver Joe Horn) and competitive mentality. He projects as an NFL starting press-man corner in the Aqib Talib mold.
Horn is not somebody that lacks confidence. The South Carolina product claimed that he is the best defensive player in the 2021 NFL Draft ahead of his pro day. That is the kind of confidence you like to see in your defensive back.
The headlines will read "@jayceehorn_10 says he's the best defensive player in the draft," but it won't show is what he means by that. Horn knows actions speak louder than words. @wachfox pic.twitter.com/UoazXZCOmS
— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) March 23, 2021
Horn is a near-lock to be taken in the first-round. The NFL is always looking for players that can defend the pass as the league invests more and more in the passing game. Horn has the talent, the size, and the pedigree to develop into a lockdown press corner.
With Farley’s stock dropping and Surtain II’s stock rising, it would be wise for Dallas Cowboys fans to become more and more familiar with Jaycee Horn.
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