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3 Most Likely Teams to Draft Caleb Farley

Devon Platana
A look at three teams who are likeliest to draft Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley at the 2021 NFL draft.
A look at three teams who are likeliest to draft Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley at the 2021 NFL draft. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images
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Virginia Tech Caleb Farley is one of the most impressive cornerbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft. His 6-foot-2, 207-pound frame has teams salivating at the thought of him covering opposing wide receivers, especially with his ability to run the 40-yard dash in 4.28-seconds.

In two seasons with Virginia Tech, Farley recorded 6 interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown), 56 total tackles and 19 passes defended. He was also a first-team All-ACC player in 2019.

On the other hand, teams have also been showing concerns about drafting Farley because of his injury history. He's had knee and back issues in the past, however, his agent has assured teams that Farley is completely healthy.

Keeping that in mind, here are three teams that are most likely to select Farley in the 2021 NFL Draft.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 24)

The Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the best pass defenses last season, allowing just 194.4 passing yards per game (No. 3). To keep that going, they'll have to continue shoring up their depth and Farley could do that. The Steelers hold the No. 24 pick, so drafting the Virginia Tech cornerback may require him to slip down the order a bit. However, if Farley does end up being available when the Steelers are on the clock, he should almost certainly be the best player available. After losing Steven Nelson, Farley could be a great pickup.

2. Arizona Cardinals (No. 16)

As it stands, the Arizona Cardinals have the No. 16 pick in the upcoming draft, positioning them perfectly to land Farley. The Cardinals lost CB Patrick Peterson to the Minnesota Vikings in free agency, which means they could use a playmaking replacement. Assuming they feel like he's healthy, the Cardinals could select Farley at No. 16 and give him a significant role this season.

1. Tennessee Titans (No. 22)

With the No. 22 pick, the Tennessee Titans are in prime position to draft Farley. The team was unsuccessful at stopping the passing game in 2020, surrendering 277.4 passing yards per game (No. 29). Farley's size-speed combo should help keep opposing receivers locked down for the foreseeable future. With how bad the Titans secondary was last season, chances are that Farley would find himself in a top role right away.


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