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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech University

Caleb Farley Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley is a playmaker who is one of the best corners in the entire draft.

Caleb Farley was not always a shutdown cornerback, a matter of fact he was a quarterback in high school that came to Virginia Tech as a wide receiver. He was a beast in North Carolina, where he finished with 8 touchdowns in one game which is still a record today.

He has suffered some injuries in his past, with a torn ACL in 2017, but he has rebounded very well. He is a very tough corner, that sticks to his opponents. He is great in press, and at 6020, he has the length to be disruptive to wide receivers.

When you watch the film below you would not know he was a wide receiver that transitioned to the cornerback position. He is fluid, has great hips, and is a playmaker.

NFL teams love players who have versatility, I preach it all the time, but I think Farley is a player who will dominate at the next level.

Last season, he led the ACC in pass break ups with 16 and was tied in his league for second with 4 interceptions. He is only a redshirt junior, but was an honorable mention to win the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2018, after returning from a torn ACL.

I am a fan of Farley and feel he will be a dog at the next level.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Farley is an athlete, who has great hands. He may have the best footwork in college football, and that is impressive considering how new he is to the position. He is quick, uses his size and has great balance. You can see he is a student of the game. He will break on the ball at the right time, and he has tons of confidence. Overall, the only knock I have on him was the injury that he could not control. He rebounded amazing since that, so expect him to get drafted high if he leaves early. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner

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