VIDEO: Caleb Farley Locks Down Mike Evans at Joint Practice
By Larry Rupp
Rookie Caleb Farley is fighting for playing time on the Tennessee Titans after falling in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft due to injury concerns. The young cornerback recently took advantage of the opportunity to cover wide receiver Mike Evans at joint practice. And he locked the Pro Bowler down.
Taking on a wide receiver that has racked up over 1,000 yards in each of the last seven seasons is no easy task. Farley kept up with Evans' flurry of moves at the start and even got back into the play after stumbling a bit. The 22-year-old ended the route with a great pass breakup as well.
This is a positive sign after teams were unsure if Farley was 100% healthy when the draft took place in April. The Titans could use some help in the secondary after giving up an average of 270.8 passing yards per game last season, which was the fifth-highest mark in the NFL.
Farley was a standout during his career at Virginia Tech before opting out of the 2020 college football season. Overall, the former Hokie racked up 56 tackles, 6 interceptions and an impressive 19 pass breakups over the course of two seasons (23 games played).
The Titans may have found a steal at No. 22 overall if Farley can keep making big plays when called upon. He's a player to keep an eye on throughout the rest of the preseason.
Tennessee remains the favorite to win the AFC South this season with odds set at -110, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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