Titans take Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley at No. 22

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The Titans have to hope their first-round choice this year lasts longer than last year’s did. The team swung and missed on Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson last year.

Wilson played only four snaps in 2020 before the Titans shipped him to the Dolphins this offseason. Miami since has cut Wilson.

The Titans didn’t try to address the mistake this year.

Instead of going offensive line, the Titans used the 22nd overall choice on Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley.

The Titans released cornerbacks Adoree' Jackson, a former first-round choice, and Malcolm Butler this offseason.

Farley has dealt a back injury for more than two years, leading to two surgeries since he played his last game in 2019. His most recent surgery came March 23.

It likely dropped his stock along with the fact he didn’t play in 2020, choosing to opt out over COVID-19 concerns.

Farley was not in Cleveland for the draft, having tested positive for COVID-19 before a negative test he posted on social media Thursday.

2 responses to “Titans take Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley at No. 22

  1. As a Titans fan and an even bigger Virginia Tech fan, wish I could be excited by this pick, but those back surgeries are scary. The Titans could have gone after a player ready to contribute, if not change the dynamic of the team out of the gate, and have instead chosen a huge risk. This a year removed from completely missing on their number one a year ago.

  2. As a Titans fan, after last season’s first round-choice debacle I would have enjoyed a safer pick than a guy as health-risky as this. Not knocking his talent when healthy, but “when healthy” are two rather small words that always seem to separate Super Bowl teams from 8-8 teams. 

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