The Dallas Cowboys have many holes to fill in the 2021 NFL draft.
Primarly, the focus should be on defense and more defense.
Two names that have been linked to the Cowboys have been Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley and Alabama’s Patrick Surtain.
They are widely considered the top 2 cornerbacks in the draft.
However, the prospect who many consider the 3rd best cornerback in the draft may be the answer for the Cowboys.
That would be South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn.
Who is Jaycee Horn?
At least one mock draft has Horn going to the Cowboys.
NFL Insider Tony Pauline at Pro Football Network has Horn going to Dallas with the 10th overall pick in his mock draft.
Horn is known as a very athletic corner with great size.
Highest forced incompletion rate since 2019:
1. Shemar Jean-Charles – 22.9%
2. Tre Brown – 22.6%
3. Jaycee Horn – 21.9%
4. Ahmad Gardner – 21.4% pic.twitter.com/QZUEhydAzd
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 13, 2021
He plays physical, tough and can knock away a lot of passes.
He also is known to not back down from challenges and can challenge even bigger wide receivers in their routes.
Horn is also effective playing man coverage and has outstanding awareness.
Horn also has some things in his game that must be worked on at the pro level.
He can be late reacting when in zone coverage and has to do a better job tackling in the open field.
Horn originally committed to Tennesee before he went to South Carolina.
In 2018, he started 10 games and had 45 tackles, 8 pass breakups, and 2 sacks.
In 2019, he had 40 tackles, 9 pass breakups, and 1 sack.
He opted-out of the 2020 season after playing in 7 games.
However, he was productive in those 7 games.
He had 6 passes defended and 2 interceptions that both came against Auburn.
According to Pro Football Focus, in 239 coverage snaps, he only allowed 8 catches and had 5 forced incompletions.
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Jaycee Horn in 2020:
Coverage Snaps: 239
Catches allowed: 8
CB3 in the 2021 Draft pic.twitter.com/wlQYEgEwph
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 6, 2021