Cowboys Draft: Dallas Predicted to Trade Down for Jaycee Horn


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If the Dallas Cowboys try to break free from their number 10 pick, they may find a willing trade partner in the Miami Dolphins

Matthew Valdovinos of Pro Football Network presented a possible trade between the Cowboys and Dolphins in which Miami would get three picks, 18 and 36, plus a third-round pick in 2022 (10th round) and a fifth-round pick in 2022.

In this scenario, the Dolphins would start by winning the Heisman Trophy from Alabama by capturing wide receiver DeVonte Smith.

The Cowboys had hoped one of their two best defenders would be here at age 10, but unfortunately neither was offered, Valdovinos wrote. Your immediate reaction should be to find a business partner somewhere in your teens. With Jaylen Weddle and DeVonta Smith still on board, Miami is the most logical city. Not only is their current quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, a former teammate of both, but they also have the capital to move forward and the need for WR to justify the change.

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Dallas, meanwhile, drops eight spots but still clings to the blue corner: Jaycee Horn of South Carolina, who made a long-term commitment to 2020, and Trevon Diggs, team leader in interceptions during the regular season.

The Cowboys desperately need to call on the defense, and with Barmore as their first pick, that choice is obvious. Trevon Diggs has shown talent, but is better suited as a CB2 in the NFL. In the meantime, Chidobi Awuzi and Jourdan Lewis are both future free agents Valdovinos wrote.

As for the mental qualities you are looking for, Horn has them all in abundance. Confident, but not too confident. He puts himself in the shoes of the receivers and plays through them. He is the alpha dog in the field and it shows.

Horn isn’t as physically gifted as Caleb Farley and probably fits better in a system that uses him on one side of the field. A defensive coordinator who works a lot with Cover 3 would be good for Horn’s future in the NFL. Someone recently hired Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

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Skinny on the Horn

The 21-year-old son of former New Orleans Saints star receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee was a Gamecocks regular for three years, from 2018 to 2020. He played seven games last season before focusing on the draft.

Snape (6-1, 205) – 101 tackles, 23 pass breakups, three sacks and two interceptions in 30 career appearances (29 starts). According to Joe Marino of The Draft Network, he works as a starter in the NFL.

The Horn has a long, stocky chassis built to follow NFL X-Receivers. His size, length and physique come into their own in the blanket, where he is very disruptive in pressing and extremely competitive at the point of hold. The concern about Horn is mostly reflected in the fact that he is registering and not playing human. Unfortunately, Horn doesn’t play in his weight class as a tackler, and there are too many missed tackles on the video. In addition, Horn may guess when mirroring routes, resulting in incorrect tones, which is problematic given the segmentation of his transitions. If used and developed correctly, Horn could be a good starter, especially if his ball skills develop as they did in 2020.

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