Former Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley appeared on the Jim Rome Show earlier this week and covered several topics.
The former Hokie is considered the most talented cornerback in the 2021 NFL draft but a back procedure last month had many NFL teams concerned about Farley’s medicals. Farley himself is not too concerned and understands he needs to take it easy regardless of how good he actually feels.
There was some good news regarding Farley’s health, as Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported this week, per Riley Gates of 247Sports.
“There was a spine specialist from a specific team who delivered the presentation on Caleb Farley and the recent microdiscectomy that he underwent by Dr. Robert Watkins, renowned back and spine doctor in Los Angeles,” Mortensen said.
It was mostly a positive outlook. So positive for Drew Rosenhaus, Farley’s agent, that they have accepted the bid to go to Cleveland for draft weekend. Farley is optimistic; his agent’s optimistic. I have talked to a couple of teams that are nervous because of the position he plays, but right now, this will be part of the work as we lead up to April 29 and the start of the draft.
So, while there is optimism around Farley’s draft outlook, you never know until draft night. There will be teams concerned, even if Farley is 100%.
Farley believes he is the best cornerback, and that’s not really a question, as he told Rome.
“I think what separates me from all of the other cornerbacks in this draft is from the little bit of film guys have on me; if they’ve seen another corner do something that I didn’t show on my film, it wasn’t nothing that I couldn’t do or show in the future,” Farley said.
“ I think there is a lot of stuff on my film that other guys, it doesn’t matter how far you look in the future, they just simply can’t do what I was showing on my film. That’s why I think I am the best corner in the draft.”
It’s a really good listen as Farley discusses a conversation with Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente after the loss of his mother, and plenty of talk about the influence both of his parents have had on his life and athletic career.
Give it a listen.
We certainly wish nothing but the best for Farley and hope he takes his rightful place as the top cornerback drafted in the 2021 NFL draft.