Philadelphia Eagles are being linked to Jaycee Horn often as draft nears

Jaycee Horn (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Jaycee Horn (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Just in case you’re wondering, there isn’t a whole lot that has changed in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ fan base.

There are way too many people who are angry about pretty much everything. Believe it or not, people still can’t seem to get on the same page about what Carson Wentz’s legacy should be. Yeah, that’s still a thing sometimes.

Then, when you get past that. From an NFL Draft standpoint, debate continues on subjects that stretch from whether or not Philly should have traded back in the draft to who the Birds should select at 12 now that they have.

Might we interest you in a cornerback? It seems as if Jaycee Horn, a former South Carolina Gamecocks standout and the son of former four-time Pro Bowler Joe Horn, is a name that a lot of people keep mentioning.

Recently, he’s been the subject of more draft talk as he had an impressive showing at the Pro Day of ‘the other USC’. Let’s just take a look at what that means if he is, indeed, a potential Philadelphia Eagles prospect.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been mentioned as somewhere Horn might land.

Our staff at Inside The Iggles agreed that Horn was one of the six best options for the Birds at 12 right after the trade was announced. Even more recently, Zach Berman of The Athletic named Horn as his first pick in his own seven-round, Eagles-only mock draft on the final Thursday of March.

David Esser from ITI’s friends at Section 215 named Horn as his pick in a recent mock, as did Jeff Blake of The Draft Network. They say offense sells tickets and defense wins championships, and though that’s probably an angle that’s been beaten to death over the years, taking a cornerback over an offensive playmaker at 12 makes sense for the Eagles. We’ll just have to wait and see if they agree and do that.

In the meantime, think of it this way. Though the wide receiver position is sexy, they only get the ball in their hands about seven times per game. A cornerback, on the other hand, has the opportunity to impact the game on every snap that an opposing offense takes.

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Philly needs both wide receivers and cover guys (among other things), but if they roll with Horn no one should be surprised. No one should complain either. This is a young man that is climbing on a lot of teams’ draft boards. If he lands in Philly and earns four Pro Bowl nods like his father, Birds fans will be very happy. He should be very good for a very long time in the NFL.