Panthers Pick Jaycee Horn No. 8 Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2021

The Carolina Panthers pick Jaycee Horn No. 8 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

Panthers Pick No. 8 Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

For the second consecutive year, Carolina targeted defense in its first-round selection as the Panthers pick Jaycee Horn. Last year, they helped address their defensive line with defensive tackle Derrick Brown at 10th overall. This time around, they help solidify secondary.

Horn has terrific size at 6’1, 205-lbs with the ability to play in both man and zone cover schemes.

With this selection, the Panthers have the makings of a good defense, with top prospects like Horn and Brown as well as other young and talented players like Brian Burns. This a franchise that is headed in the right direction. They made the right decision to take Horn and trust Sam Darnold at quarterback.

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Carolina Panthers 2021 Bet Tips With Jaycee Horn

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2021 Carolina Panthers Win Total

  • Over 7.5 Wins (-110)
  • Under 7.5 Wins (-110)

The Panthers won five games last year and have upgraded at quarterback with Sam Darnold as well as on defense with the selection of Horn. This is a star-studded offense with Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, and Robby Anderson. The Panthers have the makings of a surprise team. I’d go with the Over here.

2021 Carolina Panthers Bet To Make Playoffs?

  • Yes (+200)
  • No (-250)

The Panthers are a terrific value at +200 to make the playoffs. Darnold will excel in Joe Brady’s scheme and take it to the next level as a passer. I’d bet on the Panthers as a surprise playoff team this year.

Carolina Panthers To Win NFC South Division Title

Carolina Panthers To Win NFC South (+700)

While the Panthers are an improved team, they’re not ready to win this division yet. The defending Super Bowl champion Bucs are returning each of their key pieces from last season, so they’re the heavy favorite to win the NFC South. The Panthers are more of a wildcard contender.

Carolina Panthers To Win Super Bowl 56

Carolina Panthers (+5000)

The Panthers are worth laying a bet as a playoff team with a great offense and ascending defense, but they’re not ready to contend for a Super Bowl at this stage of the rebuild.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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