Cleveland Browns met with South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn
The Cleveland Browns have started the process of meeting with potential draft prospects, including South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn.
At his Pro Day media availability, Horn stated that he has had a few virtual, Zoom meetings with the Browns, who own the No. 26 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. He noted that the Browns are a team on the rise and that it would a “blessing” to be drafted by them this April.
Horn, 21, is one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s upcoming draft class. Depending on what mock draft you look at, there’s probably a good chance that he has already been selected ahead of the Browns. However, general manager Andrew Berry is clearly doing his homework, meeting with one of the top prospects at a position of need.
Despite the Browns bolstering the secondary by signing safety John Johnson III to replace Andrew Sendejo and Troy Hill to replace Kevin Johnson from the Los Angeles Rams, the secondary is never complete with Joe Woods, who was a defensive backs coach with the San Francisco 49ers.
With the injury histories of Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, it would not be out of the question for the Browns to add another outside cornerback, like Horn, with their first-round selection.
Horn opted out due to the COVID-19 pandemic but had two interceptions in 2020 before making that decision after seven games. He appeared in 30 games for the Gamecocks. If he somehow slides on draft night, he would be a solid addition to a rebuilding Browns defense.
Horn also said he has meetings scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, who have first-round picks before the Browns.