Former Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley will not attend the 2021 NFL draft after testing positive for COVID-19, per his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Per Rosenhaus, Farley is asymptomatic and feels good.
Farley was one of 13 players scheduled to attend the NFL draft in Cleveland.
Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley has tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday on a test administered by the NFL, per agent @DrewJRosenhaus. He is totally asymptomatic and feels completely normal, per the agent. However he won’t be allowed to attend the draft in Cleveland.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2021
The former Hokie was considered the top cornerback in the NFL draft until he announced he was skipping Virginia Tech’s pro day in March after undergoing a back procedure. It was the second back procedure for Farley in two years. He was hurt late in the 2019 season while playing for the Hokies.
Farley also missed his freshman season at Virginia Tech with a knee injury.
Despite the concerns over Farley’s injuries, most expect him to still be selected in the first round. On Wednesday, it was rumored the New Orleans Saints really like Farley and were considering moving up to get him. Presumably, the Saints would like to get ahead of Tennessee at No. 22, which needs cornerback help.
Just one day before the draft, Farley released a positive message on his Twitter account.
Let’s hope Farley hears his name called early in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.