3 cornerback prospects Jaguars can consider with 25th overall pick

C.J. Henderson #23 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
C.J. Henderson #23 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Jaycee Horn #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

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The Jacksonville Jaguars would surely welcome Jaycee Horn’s aggressiveness.

The Jaguars’ cornerback room may be stacked at this moment. C.J. Henderson and Shaquill Griffin will most likely be their starters in Week 1 barring injury. They also have a good number-three corner in Sidney Jones and Tre Herndon could be a candidate to start on the slot. However, this Jacksonville team could opt to draft a top cornerback prospect with the 25th overall pick if the opportunity arises.

South Carolina recently held its pro day and Jaycee Horn made the most of it. While cornerbacks don’t have to test well on the bench press, he tallied 19 rep, one more than Patrick Surtain’s 18. He also ran a 4.39 40-dash time and registered a broad jump of 11’1″ and a 41.5- inch vertical jump. NFL scouts base most of their evaluation on what they see on tape. However, that kind of numbers should help Horn solidify his place as a top 3 cornerback prospect.

Horn is the kind of cornerback that plays with the kind of aggressiveness that can’t be coached and teams love to have. Although he only snagged two interceptions during his collegiate career with the Gamecocks, he excels at playing man coverage and doesn’t get pushed when following wide receivers.

Matt Miller of The Draft Scout thinks the San Francisco 49ers should consider taking Horn at 12 and if there aren’t any good quarterbacks left on the board. Nevertheless, it’s not a given the South Carolina standout will be drafted early in the draft and might be an enticing option for the Jaguars if he’s available at that point.