Up until several weeks ago, the New York Giants were entrenched in the top 10 of just about every expert’s 2021 NFL mock draft. Since, they’ve won three straight and moved into first place in the NFC East, they are no longer in that neighborhood.
In Draft Wire’s latest mock, columnist Luke Easterling places the Giants at No. 19 in the first round and adds to their secondary, which has been the most volatile, but most productive unit on their roster this season.
19. New York Giants
South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn
James Bradberry was a huge win in free agency this offseason, but the Giants could still use an upgrade across the field from their top cover man,” writes Bradberry. “The son of former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee has been lights out so far this season, showing off a fantastic blend of ball skills and instincts to go with his ideal size and length.
No doubt the Giants could use some prime talent across the field from Bradberry, who along with safeties Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan have played at a Pro Bowl level, especially after losing DeAndre Baker and Sam Beal this year.
The Giants have been able to make do with Isaac Yiadom and Darnay Holmes at the corner as well as Ryan Lewis, but that won’t preclude them from continuing to bolster the secondary.
Horn (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) has opted out after seven games at South Carolina this season to concentrate on the NFL Draft. Horn was in the middle of a breakout year. Through seven games, he had recorded 16 tackles, two interceptions and six passes defensed.