2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Elijah Molden

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PROSPECT SUMMARY - ELIJAH MOLDEN

Elijah Molden played cornerback for the Huskies defense and aligns mostly inside. Overall, he demonstrates the athleticism to be a highly effective coverage player from the nickel slot. He’s a little undersized by ideal NFL measurables, but would suffice as an NFL slot. He is a willing tackler in the run game, so there are no reservations there. In the passing game, he excels. He plays with rare level instincts which allows him to bait quarterbacks inside and make plays. He doesn’t have elite play speed for a smaller cornerback, but his instincts help to cover his deficiencies. 

Ideal Role: Starting caliber NFL nickel slot.

Scheme Fit: Any system that can creatively take advantage of his instincts and talent inside.

Written by Drae Harris

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Drae Harris

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Drae Harris is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst and seven-year scouting veteran in the NFL. He's a former player for the Cal Golden Bears and San Francisco 49ers.

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