Jaycee Horn tells the Dallas Cowboys why he's the best cornerback in this year's NFL Draft
The Dallas Cowboys pick No. 10 in next week’s NFL Draft, and there is a lot of discussion about them selecting a cornerback.
Two names that they appear to be deciding on are Alabama’s Patrick Surtain and South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn, who are described as the best cornerbacks in this year’s draft class. But who’s the best.
That was the question posed to Horn in a video interview with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones along with scouts and coaches.
“I feel like I’m the best corner in the draft, hands down,” Horn said. “When I look at all the corners, I feel like the top of the top is me and Pat Surtain, Alabama. I feel like he’s a great player, I’ve learned a lot from watching his film. But I think what separates us ultimately is just the way we compete, the way I compete and the way he plays. I feel like it’s a night and day difference when you turn on the tape.”
Horn was then asked why he didn’t play wide receiver and explained how his dad, former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn, steered him to defense.
“He just always harped on my ball skills and my aggression,” Horn said. “He was like, ‘If you can make plays on the ball on the defensive side, everybody’s trying to be the next Odell. But not many guys are trying to play defensive back.’ So he pushed me to play DB and I just took it from there.”
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