The Tennessee Titans walked away from the 2021 NFL Draft with eight new players, five of which are additions to the teams’ defense.
The Titans first pick was cornerback Caleb Farley with the 22nd overall pick. The Virginia Tech junior had a great 2019 season with 20 tackles and six interceptions. He led the ACC with 16 passes defended as a sophomore, garnering first-team All-ACC accolades despite missing the final two games due to injury.
Farley’s selection set a tone for the Titans entire draft, signaling that they’d focus on defense. With the teams second pick, 53rd overall, the Titans selected offensive tackle Dillon Radunz from North Dakota State. Radunz adds to an already solid offensive line, but after a season with some injuries, will offer some security on the line.
The Titans went on to draft inside linebacker Monty Rice (round three, pick 92, Georgia), defensive back Elijah Molden (round three, pick 100, Washington), wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick (round four, pick 109, Louisville), outside linebacker Rashad Weaver (round four, pick 135, Pittsburgh), wide receiver Racey McMath (round six, pick 205, LSU), and safety Brady Breeze (round six, pick 215, Oregon).
The Titans additions on offense with receivers Fitzpatrick and McMath address large holes left by the departing of Corey Davis, now with the Jets, Adam Humphries, now with the Washington Football Team, and Jonnu Smith who is now with the Patriots.
These rookies will report to Titans training camp on July 21.