The Tennessee Titans have made their selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, but how did they do? The pick is Caleb Farley, the phenomenal cornerback out of Virginia Tech. Who is he? That’s a great question. Here’s your answer.
Farley is one of the most aggressive cornerbacks in this draft class, and he is a dream addition for a team like the Tennessee Titans. That puts a premium on ball production. In just his second year playing cornerback, Farley led the ACC in pass deflections and led his team in interceptions.
Here’s what that means if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan.
For the Titans, he is going to be a true boundary cornerback who has the size and the length to deal with any big receivers that the Tennessee Titans may come across. Where he really thrives is in his ability to flip his hips and attack the ball in the air, and even if he doesn’t get to the ball, he settles for taking out the offensive player.
The big concern with Farley isn’t his ability on the field, nor is it his off the field behavior (no red flags here), but his medical issues are well documented. He missed time with an ACL injury and a back injury, and that back injury might be more concerning than any ACL tear.
If the Tennessee Titans drafted him this high, they must feel comfortable with his medical evaluation though.
What did the Tennessee Titans miss out on?
You could argue that the cornerback and wide receiver position were the top two needs for the Titans in this draft, and it’s hard to argue that any player available was more talented than Caleb Farley (if he is indeed healthy).
As it stands right now, the Titans could still use a boundary wide receiver, and one has to wonder what their options will look like on Day 2, especially since fan-favorite Elijah Moore is unlikely to be there when they pick next. Having said that, Farley is a Pro Bowl talent at a premium position. It’s hard to fault the Titans for rolling the dice here. Final Grade: B+