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Chargers land new corner in latest 2021 mock draft

The Bolts may have to replenish the secondary in the offeason.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

So far this season, the players mocked to the Chargers have mostly been from three different positions: offensive tackle, edge rusher, and cornerback. We’ve seen a few names repeated throughout the plethora of mocks posted on a weekly basis, but we’ve got a new name in the latest mock done by CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson.

With the Chargers picking at #12, Wilson has them selecting South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn, the son of former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn.

The 6’1 Horn was a Second-Team All-SEC selection in 2020 after starting seven games before opting out of the rest of the season following the departure of head coach Will Muschamp. In those seven starts, Horn recorded 16 total tackles, one tackle-for-loss, two interceptions, and six pass breakups. Wilson describes Horn as a “physical, playmaking cornerback” that he believes could add a steady presence in a cornerback room that will be likely lose some bodies in the offseason.

Horn is arguably the most-physical player at his position in the draft. He consistently went through opposing blockers, instead of around, to make plays at or near the line of scrimmage. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and that’s certainly the type of corner Gus Bradley needs for his defense.