Jaycee Horn – Carolina Panthers CB
There’s no doubting Jaycee Horn‘s talent. He is physical, fast, boasts exceptional footwork, and has the mentality to become a team leader in no time at all.
However, expecting him to become the second coming of Deion Sanders is unfair and unrealistic in equal measure.
It’s easy to get carried away where Horn is concerned. The Carolina Panthers have been starved of a true shutdown cornerback presence for some time and if the No. 8 overall selection in 2021 shows no ill effects from a broken foot suffered in Week 3 at the Houston Texans, it will be the biggest boost imaginable.
With that being said, Horn has just 2.5 games of legitimate NFL experience. One could also argue that the standard of competition wasn’t exactly stellar before such an unfortunate turn of events.
Going from this to Horn locking down the opposition’s No. 1 wide receiver on every down is a significant leap. This is a challenge the South Carolina product will relish, but there might be a few bumps in the road along the way.
Horn is an absolute star in the making. There’s no getting away from that whatsoever.
But his lack of genuine NFL experience coupled with being away from real action for so long are concerns that cannot be ignored when examining Horn’s prospects of a breakout campaign in 2022.