With just about a month to go, teams in the National Football League are splitting focus on free agency and the NFL Draft. This week in particular has been rather busy on the cornerback front which seems to be where the Cowboys could be living at number 10. On Monday, it was reported that Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley would be undergoing surgery on Tuesday, which has cast the idea of Dallas taking him with their current pick into doubt.
Tuesday was Alabama’s Pro Day where Patrick Surtain II starred. All signs point to him being the top corner in the class which would explain why Mike McCarthy and Dan Quinn were on hand in Birmingham to watch him.
There is another cornerback though who is trying to volunteer as tribute for the best in the class. His name is Jaycee Horn.
The Dallas Cowboys were in attendance for South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn’s Pro Day
While it isn’t shocking for the Cowboys to attend Pro Days for would-be prospects, it is a bit more notable in this particular draft process as there was no NFL Combine for teams to visit with players.
South Carolina’s Pro Day was on Wednesday which meant that Jaycee Horn was scheduled to put on a show. Ultimately he did just that and the Dallas Cowboys were present to see it all unfold.
Panthers HC Matt Rhule, Bills GM Brandon Beane, and Cowboys VP of Personnel Will McClay also at @GamecockFB pro-day. https://t.co/yfXL6mDOA6— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) March 24, 2021
Cowboys DC Dan Quinn and Will McClay, VP of player personnel, attended South Carolina’s pro day today, source said. Close look at CB Jaycee Horn after McClay and Quinn scouted Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II on Tuesday.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) March 24, 2021
There are likely some who feel that number 10 would be a tad too rich to take Horn, but his Pro Day results are going to have his stock rising, especially with how he compares to Surtain.
The CB1 race might be heating up. pic.twitter.com/jg97YdCyqo— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 24, 2021
Forget being CB1 (he’s in a tier by himself); Horn is one of the draft's best players. 41.5”/11’1”/4.39 shows up when you watch him, but Horn’s transitions are as good as it gets.— KP (@KP_Show) March 24, 2021
Horn allowed 9 receptions in ’20. He broke up 8 passes. He’s the guy. Will write about him tomo. https://t.co/d0D6QhSye6
For what it’s worth, the Cowboys are not only in attendance to watch Horn work, but they are reportedly set to meet with him as well. It is clear that there is interest in him on Dallas’ end.
A lot can change in the final month before the NFL Draft. Has anything within your own thought process changed with regards to Jaycee Horn?