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Can Jaycee Horn be a young building block for the Washington secondary?

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Jaycee Horn

School: University of South Carolina | Conference: Southeastern Conference

College Experience: Junior | Age: 21

Height / Weight: 6’1” 205 lbs

Projected Draft Status: 1st round

Player Comparison: Dre Kirkpatrick

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Player Overview

Son of former Pro Bowl wide receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee Horn was an Under Armour All-American out of high school. He is a fluid boundary corner with the perfect size and athletic ability for the modern NFL. A three-year starter at the University of South Carolina, Horn is an aggressive press corner that uses his length to disrupt receivers off their routes. He made the freshman All-SEC team in 2019 as well as academic honors. Jaycee decided to opt-out of the 2020 season to declare for the 2021 NFL draft.

Strengths

  • Uses his size and length well in press coverage.
  • Ability to mirror the receivers.
  • Fluid hips and good explosion
  • Good ball skills (23 career passes defended)
  • Plays boundary but also lined up in the slot on occasions.

Weaknesses:

  • Inconsistent tackler
  • Needs to improve off-man coverage
  • Need to improve ball skills (2 career INTs (all senior season))

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How He Fits on the Team

At this moment, there is not much depth at the boundary corner position. This is also coupled with Ronald Darby becoming a free agent. If Washington wants to upgrade from Darby with a younger corner who can handle bigger, physical receivers, Horn can be that guy. Washington can benefit from having an aggressive corner that can handle the best receiver on the other team.