Tennessee Titans full seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft

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. cornerback. Wildcats . Greg Newsome. 53. player. 882

Newsome satisfies one of those outside corner spots for the Tennessee Titans.

Though this can be debated all day, successful arguments can be made for both of the following statements. You can state, without hesitancy, that the Tennessee Titans are desperate for help at cornerback. You wouldn’t get much resistance on that one.

Here’s the thing though. You can also make a successful argument for why this team’s situation at the position isn’t as dire as everyone else keeps stating thanks to the addition of Janoris Jenkins and the expected return of Kristian Fulton. It merely depends on what lens you’re staring out of.

That isn’t to state that the Titans don’t need cover guys because they do. They were near the bottom of the league in every statistical category that any of us care about when it comes to passing defense.

If Tennessee is going with the ‘best player available’ approach in 2021’s draft like we expect them to, selecting at the 22nd spot of Round 1 means that the class’ best prospects at the cornerback position (Jaycee Horn, Patrick Surtain II, and Caleb Farley) are all off of the board, and it’s probably too early to reach on guys like Aaron Robinson.

53 is a great position to take Greg Newsome though, and there aren’t many choices that the Titans will have that will be much better than this one. He didn’t rack up a ton of interceptions at the collegiate level, but he does everything well. He’s definitely a guy opposing quarterbacks can’t pick on.