Panthers take Jaycee Horn at No. 8

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The son of former Saints receiver Joe Horn will be facing the Saints twice per year.

South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn has become the eighth overall pick in the draft, taken by the Carolina Panthers.

Coach Matt Rhule said after the Panthers traded for quarterback Sam Darnold that they could now take the best available player when on the clock. In their estimation, that’s Horn.

It’s a bit of a surprise. Some thought that Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II would go before Horn. That’s not how the Panthers saw it.

So Horn becomes a Panther, and Darnold will be the starting quarterback, at least for 2021.

9 responses to “Panthers take Jaycee Horn at No. 8

  1. Wow. Are the Pats really going to have a choice of Fields and Jones without having to move up? Incredible.

  2. Fields or Jones is going to drop right into the Pats lap. Bill must be drooling right now…

  3. The Lions should have drafted this one. They would have had two shut down corners for years to come. Nice Pick Carolina.

  4. This was one of the best picks so far. The best CB in the draft. Every move the Panthers have made under their new owner has been great. The future is bright in Carolina.

  5. Darnold needs weapons. They better hope Davonta Smith doesn’t turn into another Antonio Brown – before Brown self-torpedoed his career, of course.

  6. The Smartest Guy In The Room is 17-31 since he bought the team. Ron Rivera, who ran football for Carolina before TSGITR, was 64-46 in the previous seven seasons. Don’t know about the future, but based on the past three years, Carolina’s future isn’t looking too good

  7. Last year Carolina only had 7 INTS as a team. Donte Jackson was the only CB to get an interception in 2020 (he had 3). We’ve got to play Brady and his crew from Tampa, Sean Peyton’s high flying offense in New Orleans, and that 3 headed monster in Atlanta (Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and now Mr. Pitts) twice a year in the NFC South. I would’ve preferred the LT Slater to keep our QB upright, but I can’t say I’m upset we took the highest rated cornerback in the draft to improve our pass defense.

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