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2021 NFL draft: Tennessee Titans select former Virginia CB Caleb Farley in 1st round

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Farley went No. 22 overall.

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Former Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley was selected No. 22 overall in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft on Thursday night.

While it may seem disappointing initially, considering Farley was considered a top-10 talent in this draft, going No. 22 overall was not the precipitous fall some had envisioned. He still went in the first round to a strong organization in dire need of cornerback help.

Farley, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, tested negative on Thursday. When he was selected, he was shown celebrating at home by himself, obviously in quarantine.

This was a good spot for Farley. While many were saying he would fall out of the first round, I didn’t see it. Cornerbacks with his combination of size and speed are rare. While the back procedures are a concern, this is where you trust your doctors.

Caleb Farley going in the first round is good for Virginia Tech, too.

Farley was happy to be a Titan.

Congratulations, Caleb Farley. You earned this; now go be a star.