FRISCO - Most experts see Jaycee Horn as a player worthy of being taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 10 overall pick in the April NFL Draft.
Horn himself sees it that way, too. And he can see himself in silver and blue, too.
"It would definitely be big to be drafted by the Cowboys,'' said the South Carolina cornerback, "a team with a lot of history.''
In his recent conversation with the "Nosebleed Seats'' on 105.3 The Fan, Horn added, "But anywhere I go, I'll be happy to suit up for that team.''
Most every plugged-in analyst of this draft sees Horn in competition with Alabama's Patrick Surtain to be the top corner taken. A healthy Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech would be in this conversation, too.
Horn's opinion is that he's "the best defensive player in this draft.'' (See below for more, including some Pro Day evidence.)
Not everybody agrees, as along comes Chris Simms of NBC Sports, who listed Caleb Farley, Tyson Campbell, Surtain, Aaron Robinson, Paulson Adebo and Marco Wilson above Horn on his rankings.
Everybody gets to have an opinion, we suppose ... So, what is Horn's opinion of the opinion?
"Click bait,'' he wrote.
In the meantime, the Cowboys are doing their homework. At the Pro Day, Horn said, he had "a quick interaction, mostly some background stuff'' with Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
And beyond that? He tries to ignore the critics (and the click-baiters) by being "focused on perfecting my craft'' and by embracing his physical style.
"That's just how I was raised to play - that 'dawg-in-you' thing,'' Horn said. "It's kind of my style. ... I think I'm pretty good at everything ... now it's just taking my game to the next level.''
And maybe, just taking his game to Dallas.