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.
Thank God tested negative this morning for Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/HCzjnvExb3— Caleb (@IamCalebFarley) April 29, 2021
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.
I've waited for this moment my whole life, never been more ready to #TitanUp Hype to join the squad @Titans! Check out my fire #PaniniInstant card #WhoDoYouCollect #RatedRookie #NFLDraft https://t.co/t4aO8PDkGp pic.twitter.com/ykD8dyacC1— Caleb (@IamCalebFarley) April 30, 2021
Congratulations, Caleb Farley. You earned this; now go be a star.