South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn obliterated his 2021 NFL draft pro day on Wednesday in front of several general managers and head coaches, strengthening his case to be a mid-first-round pick in April.
My grade for Horn is a bit lower than the general consensus right now. I gave him a late-second-round score and came away from his tape not nearly as impressed as I thought I’d be. The biggest concern I have with him right now is his allergy to tackling, which really surprised me considering how physical he can be in press coverage.
But it doesn’t matter what I think at this point. And when a cornerback prospect registers the kind of pro day results that Horn did, they almost always end up in Round 1.
Here are the specs:
- 40-yard dash: 4.39 (three clockings)
- Vertical: 41.5 inches
- Broad: 11’1″
- Bench: 19 reps (225)
Those are first-round results across the board. Remember: Horn checked-in at 6-1, 205 pounds with 33-inch arms. He’s the physical and athletic prototype, even if his tape isn’t as clean as a first-rounder’s should be.
Horn’s pro day, combined with the news of Caleb Farley’s (Va Tech) back surgery, could push the South Carolina star into the CB2 spot by the time the first round gets underway.