1. NY Jets trade up to select generational cornerback
- NY Jets acquire: No. 13 overall
- LA Chargers acquire: No. 23 overall, No. 66 overall, and No. 154 overall
After watching the draft and seeing where the chips fall, Douglas makes a splash acquiring the No. 13 overall selection from the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for three picks.
With that No. 13 overall pick, the Jets draft Jaycee Horn, cornerback out of South Carolina.
Although it’s a lot to give up, Horn is a very special player. His athletic ability is impressive and his size is great for a cornerback. At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, he’s a very physically imposing defender and is someone who attacks the ball whenever it’s thrown his way.
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Obviously, three draft picks is a lot to move up for a defender, but at the same time, Horn is going to be in the NFL for a long time. Newly-hired head coach Robert Saleh would absolutely love this player on his team and he’d be a perfect draft pick for him, specifically.
With Saleh’s “All Gas, No Brake” mantra, Horn would live up to that slogan every day he steps on the field.
Horn’s father, Joe, played 163 games in the NFL, so Jaycee has known from a very young age what it takes to make it to the pros. As such, the 21-year-old will be ready for the NFL immediately and should make an impact on the gridiron right away.
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