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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select CB Jaycee Horn at No. 12

The second cornerback comes off the board.

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With the 12th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...

Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

The selection and write-up were made by Big Cosmic News:

The Eagles have fallen far in a short time, and it’s time to do what they’ve been doing: make trades to accumulate draft capital. They can use help everywhere, as several of their position groups are an unfortunate combination of aging and unproven players. However, I think there is more young talent on offense than defense.

The Eagles probably understand that their roster is in poor shape and that it will take a couple of years to infuse it with talent, but they do want to see what they have in Jalen Hurts. I believe that’s why they traded down instead of trying to get a higher pick in a QB loaded draft. They will spend this year evaluating Hurts, with the (likely, in my opinion) option to bail on Hurts quickly and use their acquired picks to maneuver and get the right QB later, whether in next year’s draft or on the trade market. So, do you try to give Hurts as much help as you can in order to see what you have, or do you pick a cornerstone on defense, and see if Hurts can make plays with some decent weapons and the decent line that he already has? If Smith had been here, I might have done the former, but I’m not as high on Waddle, so I chose to do the latter.

Horn would be a different style of corner for the Eagles, with his preference for playing press man, but the Eagles have a new DC and have always preferred length in their DBs. Horn tested off the charts and plays the game with great competitiveness. An athletic alpha type player could be just the sort of player to build a defense around this year. And if Hurts is really something, Horn and Darius Slay would form an excellent Corner tandem for a surprisingly competitive team.

Pokorny: “The Eagles could also use a wide receiver, but with the Giants just taking Smith, Philadelphia could either support Jalen Hurts with another receiver like Jaylen Waddle, or aim for the second-best cornerback in this year’s draft class. The Eagles have some more long-term roster building to do, so a receiver isn’t necessarily a priority for the first round, and I like them building a strength at the cornerback position.”

The Los Angeles Chargers are up next, led by Danielgarrett.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner