Jaycee Horn calls himself “the best defensive player in the draft”

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South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn will hear his name called on draft day earlier than his father did. The Chiefs made receiver Joe Horn a fifth-round choice in 1996.

Jaycee Horn is projected as a first-round draft choice and did nothing to hurt his draft stock in the school’s pro day Wednesday. He ran an unofficial time of 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash, according to the Associated Press.

That time would have ranked third fastest among defensive backs at last year’s combine.

“I feel I’m the best defensive player in the draft,” Horn said.

Horn opted out of the 2020 season after South Carolina fired Will Muschamp with three games remaining. He explained Wednesday that his grandparents and several relatives in Mississippi were diagnosed with COVID-19 and an aunt died from the virus.

“I could tell you now, if I could go back, I’d do it again. I put my family before anything,” Horn said. “I feel my teammates and coaches know how much I love the game of football, but I put my family before the game.”

6 responses to “Jaycee Horn calls himself “the best defensive player in the draft”

  1. Has a Richard Sherman sized ego without playing a down in the NFL…

  2. This dude can play , he is going to be a baller in the NFL. I would absolutely love it if Horn was on the board when AZ picks @16th overall.

  3. It’s OK that he’s full of confidence right now. He’s not working out against anyone.
    He’ll get quieted down some when camp begins.

  4. I suppose he should say he is the 3rd best when ask right? I mean if you are looking for a defender there are 2 other guys better then me but if they are gone, I am your guy. Who every thinks he should say different hasn’t had to sell his skills on the open market.

  5. I guess thats it then, thats who the Raiders will draft. Karl Joseph and Jonathan Abrams both said they were also, and they were drafted by the Raiders. But alot of guys have said that that havent amounted to anything. And one player said it, everybody snickered due to his physique, and was drafted 199 along time ago and is still playing strong. To the heart of it, who the hell cares what say now, they havent done a thing, except run their mouth. Results speak louder than words.

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