You play like this vs one of the top WRs in the country you have my attention. pic.twitter.com/G63HOQO4ke
— Ray G (@RayGQue) October 17, 2020
Joe Horn had an impressive career with the New Orleans Saints during the early 2000’s, leaving the team in 2006 with the second-most receiving yards in franchise history (7,622; that year’s undrafted rookie standout, Marques Colston, would go on to surpass Horn and Eric Martin with 9,759 yards upon his own retirement). He was a four-time Pro Bowler, and a heck of a player for the Saints.
But today’s story is focused on his son, Jaycee Horn. The younger Horn plays cornerback for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and his impressive Saturday fueled a 30-22 upset against the Auburn Tigers. If this is anything to go off of, he could star on the same NFL fields his father once did.
Horn was targeted 8 times by Auburn quarterback Bo Nix; Pro Football Focus credited the junior with two interceptions and five forced incompletions, with another pass deflection picked off by a teammate. He had as productive a day in physical, man-to-man coverage as you’ll see at any level of football.
Maybe he’s someone the Saints could consider in the 2021 NFL Draft, if he declares early. They could certainly use the help after allowing the second-most touchdown passes (15) in the NFL through the first five weeks. But that probably isn’t something Horn is considering right now. Taking down an SEC opponent the way his Gamecocks did should be plenty to reflect on.