Caleb Farley opted out of the season in order to train for the 2021 NFL Draft
As the uncertainty of the 2020 season continues to hang in the balance, the first domino has already fallen as Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley has opted out of the season. Now, he will focus all of his attention on training for the 2021 NFL Draft after two seasons with the Hokies.
In what looks to be a firm battle for the top cornerback in this year’s draft class, Farley stands as a top fighter for the crown with Ohio State’s Shaun Wade and Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II. He has two seasons of tape in his portfolio and has the athletic profile of a prospect who will test off the charts at the NFL Scouting Combine (especially with seven months to now prepare).
In fact, Pro Football Network’s Matt Valdovinos has Farley ranked as his top cornerback in this class:
“Listed at 6’2″ and 207 pounds, Farley is expected to run a sub-4.4 at the NFL Combine, and his ability to stop and start is reminiscent of 2020 CB1 Jeff Okudah. If Farley can clean up some inconsistencies and add a little effort in the run game, he’ll be a top-10 player on my board come April.”
Given the cornerback position is often times named the second most valuable position in football, Farley has a chance to be a top pick as Valdovinos states.
In order to get to know and see where Farley stands with no more film on the table to evaluate, here is a scouting report on the Virginia Tech cornerback who became the first player in college football to opt out of the season.