Celeb Farley NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Caleb Farley NFL Draft Profile, Highlights, and NFL Comparison

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By Tyler Lawrence April 1, 2021 0 Comment
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Caleb Farley is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Caleb Farley is a cornerback for the Virginia Tech Hokies and a prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Farley is a two-year starter for the Hokies but opted out last season due to concerns over COVID-19.

Farley tore his hamstring his freshman season, which led to him redshirting in 2017. In 2018, Farley switched from wide receiver to cornerback, where he had 36 total tackles, two interceptions, and seven pass deflections. He followed up a strong sophomore campaign with a dominant junior season where he had 20 total tackles, four interceptions, and 12 pass deflections.

According to Pro Football Focus for 2019, Farley earned an 86.9 defensive grade, which was 10th-highest among all cornerback prospects, and a 90.5 coverage grade which ranked 6th. He also allowed a passer rating of 26.8, which ranked 4th among all defensive backs with at least 500 snaps.

As great as a cornerback prospect that Farley is, his football career started on the offensive side of the ball. As a quarterback, he passed for 4,511 yards and 50 touchdowns while running for 5,529 yards and 71 touchdowns. That’s over 10,000 total yards and 121 total touchdowns in a four-year high school career.

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Rivals rated Farley as a four-star recruit, while ESPN and 247Sports had him as a three-star recruit. He was ranked as at least the 37th best cornerback by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports. Farley drew interest from Wake Forrest, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina. Obviously, he chose Virginia Tech, where he was recruited to play wide receiver.

After Farley spent his freshman season on the sidelines due to injury, he switched to the defensive side of the ball full time. While he has played exceptionally well at his new role, Farley does have some really concerning injuries that NFL teams will need to address. While ACL injuries are no longer career-ending, back injuries can be. Farley has two back surgeries in consecutive years. His draft stock may be slipping with his most recent microdiscectomy, which is performed on the herniated lumbar disk to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column.

In layman’s terms, Farley is probably suffering from sciatica; the procedure relieves pain from his lower back with an estimated 6-week recovery timeline and high level of success, but the risk of recurrent disk herniation. He is easily a first-round talent, and a team will need to take a chance on a player that could have complications with back pain in the future.

Scouting Capsule

Caleb Farley NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Tyler Lawrence, Kyle Fahey, Daniel Kitchen, and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements & Pro Day

At Virginia Tech, Farley was listed at 6’2″ and 207 pounds. He did not participate in the Virginia Tech pro day due to his recent surgery. That said, he did film a 40-yard dash where he clocked a 4.28.

Highlights

Strengths

  • Great size and strength with athleticism not typically seen with bigger corners
  • Quick in his reads and comes downhill in a hurry on WR screens
  • Smooth hips in transition. Excellent mobility. Stop and go is superb
  • Has the ability to overpower receivers in contested situations. Gets the ball out.
  • Effective in press coverage. Fights with his hands through the route.
  • Has the speed to recover when beat. Always battling to be competitive
  • Understands his assignments. Stays tight in man and baits throws in zone coverage.
  • Very versatile. Fits in any defensive scheme. Projects best as a boundary corner.

Weaknesses

  • Injury history is very concerning
  • Doesn’t always make an effort to get off blocks
  • Too often lets the ball-carrier come to him.
  • Not too interested in getting involved in gang-tackles
  • Bites on double moves. Gets faked out at times

NFL Comparison

CB – Aqib Talib – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2008-2011 | New England Patriots 2012-2014 | Denver Broncos 2014-2017 | Los Angeles Rams 2018 – 2019

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