Caleb Farley Gets Great News on Worrying Back Injury

Caleb Farley gets great news on his worrying back injury ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Caleb Farley gets great news on his worrying back injury ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The 2021 NFL Draft is right around the corner, which means players are getting some of their last physical check-ups before the big day.

A history of injuries can sometimes prevent a player from getting drafted as high as they would like.

Earlier in the offseason, Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley had surgery done on his back, which led to NFL teams wondering if that would be an injury that rears its head down the line. Fortunately, Farley got some good news regarding his back this week.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Farley's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that "a bunch of team doctors and trainers" tested the cornerback and that his back is good to go.

Schefter also added that Rosenhaus said that Farley is still projected to be a first-round draft pick.

Farley had recently made some noise earlier this week when he gave his thoughts on what would happen if another cornerback was drafted ahead of him. He said that he would "Randy Moss" any team that lets him fall. Moss was infamously drafted 21st overall in the 1998 NFL Draft and would go on to be one of the best players that the game has ever seen.

Meanwhile, Farley has the potential to be a beast in his own right. He's able to run a 4.28-second 40-yard dash as a 6-foot-2, 207-pound cornerback. Throughout his career at Virginia Tech, Farley managed to play 23 games, recording 6 interceptions and even returned one of them for a pick-six.

With various teams in the first round needing to improve their secondary, Farley could become a focal point on any team's defense provided he truly is as healthy as Rosenhaus says. If that's the case, teams better think twice before letting him slide.

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