When it comes to the NFL Draft, sometimes the emphasis is put on which players a team believes can help them the most. On the other hand, it's equally as important for a player to believe in himself.
Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley certainly believes in himself. While some teams may avoid him because of his injury history, Farley had a badass response to any team that drafts another cornerback over him.
"I’m gonna try to do them like Randy Moss did them, you know, when they let him fall. I’m gonna try to high step all the way to the end zone with the ball of my hands and point at my back when I get in there. That’s the type of dude I am. I’ll be suited up this fall and I can’t wait."- Caleb Farley
Caleb Farley NFL Draft
Caleb Farley's college football career was a wild ride. He was originally brought into Virginia Tech as a wide receiver in 2017 but missed the entire season because of a knee injury. He later converted to a cornerback when he returned. In total, Farley suited up in 23 games and recorded 56 tackles and 6 interceptions, one of which he returned for a pick-6.
Farley would go on to opt-out of the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that hasn't stopped experts from projecting him to be a first-round steal at the 2021 NFL Draft. Farley's 6-foot-2, 207-pound frame offers him a size advantage against smaller receivers. Not only does he have good size, but he's deceptively fast. Farley recently clocked in a 4.28-second 40-yeard dash.
Teams like the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears could wind up drafting the Virginia Tech cornerback. He has all the tools to be a solid contributor in the NFL as long as his injury history doesn't hold him back. With the confidence he has, the ball's in Farley's court after that quote about proving doubters wrong.
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