Panthers agree to terms with 1st-round pick Jaycee Horn

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FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, South Carolina defensive back Jaycee Horn plays against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Arizona Cardinals pick at No. 16 in the upcoming NFL draft and seem likely to target a defensive player, particularly a cornerback. There could be several opportunities to add one depending on how the picks shake out: Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II, South Carolina’s Horn and Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn, a cornerback from South Carolina.

The deal includes a fifth-year team option.

Horn was the eighth player selected in this year’s draft and the first defensive player chosen.

He had 101 tackles and two interceptions in his three seasons for the Gamecocks. Horn is expected to start this season for the Panthers opposite Donte Jackson.

The move comes on the same day the Panthers are scheduled to open mandatory minicamp at Bank of America Stadium.

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