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2021 NFL Draft: Titans select cornerback Elijah Molden at pick No. 100

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 21 Arizona at Washington Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

To close out day two, the Tennessee Titans have selected Washington cornerback Elijah Molden with the 100th overall pick. The need adds depth to the cornerback room, following the addition of Caleb Farley in the first round.

Molden now joins Kristian Fulton, Janoris Jenkins, Kevin Johnson and Farley, completing a total makeover of that room. He stands in 5-9, 192 pounds, and was a four-year contributor at Washington. His best season came back in 2019, where he was able to snag four interceptions.

Here’s UW Dawg Pound’s take on Molden.

He’s been pretty frequently compared to Tyrann Mathieu and it’s not too hard to see why: Molden’s undersized, instinctual, and unafraid.

What really elevated his play the last two seasons compared to his first two was an improved on-field intelligence that went beyond his natural defensive instincts. This high IQ and ability to read an offense turned his innate, almost omniscient anticipation even more deadly. Sure, he’s neither a huge player nor blazing fast, but if there’s a more harrowing combination of intangibles for opposing receivers and quarterbacks, I don’t know what that would be. (UW Dawg Pound)

Expect Molden to compete for time in the slot, potentially replacing Desmond King.

The Titans will be back on the clock on Saturday, with the 126th pick.


Remaining Picks

Round 4: Pick 126

Round 4: Pick 135

Round 5: Pick 166

Round 6: Pick 205

Round 6: Pick 215

Round 7: Pick 232


Remaining Needs

  • Receiver (x2)
  • Edge
  • Defensive tackle
  • Tight end