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Jaycee Horn, one of the top cornerbacks in this year's draft, said he met with the Steelers at the South Carolina pro day today, according to Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now.
With Steven Nelson being released by the Steelers today and Joe Haden turning 32 next month, the Steelers could be in line for a cornerback in the first round of this year's draft. They have numerous needs, however. Running back or offensive tackle is probably their most prominent need.
At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Horn is a long, rangy cornerback who's projected to play on the outside at the next level. Horn is a great athlete and has exceptional ball skills, along with being very physical, which sometimes can hurt him with defensive pass interferences. If not drafted in the first round, Horn should be drafted high in the second.
Below is a scouting report on Jaycee Horn by The Draft Network.
"The son of four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Joe Horn, South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Jaycee Horn enters the NFL after three seasons in the SEC where he demonstrated consistent growth. After primarily playing in the slot in 2018, Horn played out wide in 2019 and 2020 where he projects best in the NFL. Horn has a long and stocky frame that is built for competing with X-receivers in the NFL. His size, length, and physicality show up in coverage where he is highly disruptive in press and ultra competitive at the catch point. The concerns with Horn show up primarily as a tackler and playing off-man coverage. Unfortunately, Horn doesn’t play to his weight class as a tackler and there are too many missed tackles on film. Additionally, Horn can be guilty of guessing when mirroring routes, leading to false steps, which is problematic given how segmented his transitions can be in the first place. If used correctly and with development, Horn can be a quality starter, especially if his ball skills continue to progress as they did in 2020."