Tennessee Titans schedule: 3 Toughest matchups for rookie Caleb Farley

Caleb Farley (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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32. . . . DeAndre Hopkins. 1. player

Look who the Tennessee Titans rookie draws in Week 1!

Just imagine what it’s like to be an NFL rookie, in this case, a rookie that plays the cornerback position. One minute, people are calling you the best prospect at your position. In the next minute, everyone’s talking about your injury history.

You’re still drafted in the first round, but you go later than most expected. You sign your deal. You go to training camp, and in week one of the NFL’s regular season, you draw the assignment of limiting what might be the best wide receiver in the game, DeAndre Hopkins.

This will be Farley’s toughest task in year one because it will also be his first. Yeah, good luck with that! Go get him rookie!

While at Clemson with the Tigers, Hopkins earned the nickname ‘Nuke’. That one probably should have followed him into the NFL. You can double-cover this guy. You can cover this guy perfectly with your best cornerback, and none of it matters. ‘Nuke’ keeps coming up with the football. You saw that ‘Hail Murray’ right?

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Farley will be fine if he is indeed healthy. As a Titans fan, you have to hope that he is, but some of his rookie year will be about trial and error. Perhaps we shouldn’t worry about what he’ll do from a statistical standpoint as much as we should pay attention to how he handles adversity.

You have to have a short memory in the NFL, and if Farley does, we may see the building blocks of a great NFL career. It won’t be long before we get to witness how all of this plays out.