Caleb Farley update: Injuries could hamper the first-round jackpot for former Virginia Tech cornerback

Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley
Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley
Walter Sharp

Caleb Farley is one of the top cornerbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft, but his injuries have caused a lot of scouts and teams to question his ability to stay fit. Farley recently underwent back surgery twice and his recovery process could keep him out until training camp.

At one point Caleb Farley was the number one overall cornerback in this year's draft. He has seen his draft stock fall because of his injury-prone career. There's no question Caleb Farley is a first-round talent, but his injuries have put a huge question mark on his possible impact in the NFL.

What are the latest rumors surrounding Caleb Farley's injury status?

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Miami v Virginia Tech

Caleb Farley has had numerous appointments with training staff and they all say that his back is doing better than expected. The problem is that this back injury has made him unavailable for any type of workout until training camp begins.

With medical issues and the inability to conduct workouts with Farley, it limits teams to watching his film before taking a decision. This makes it a tricky choice for any team who wishes to draft in Farley.

When looking at Caleb Farley on film, he brings a lot to the table for NFL teams and will have a successful career if he stays fit. According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Caleb Farley's surgeon who conducted the second back surgery has told NFL teams that he should be cleared before training camp in late July.

Caleb Farley's agent Drew Rosenhaus doesn't expect Farley to fall out of the first round of this year's draft. During an interview with, Drew Rosenhaus had this to say.

"I've had multiple teams tell me that in the middle of the draft, they are going to draft him. I don't expect him to make it to pick No. 20. I'm convinced, based on my discussions, that he'll go in the first 20 picks."

Regardless of what the doctor says, it's hard to say if Caleb Farley's back will hold up for an entire NFL season. The cornerback position is probably one of the deeper positions in this year's draft. It's natural to assume that teams will pass on Farley and opt for a less injury-prone athlete instead.

If Farley does fall to the second round, he could be a steal for a team that doesn't need him to start right away. The best fit for the former Virginia Tech corner would be a team like the Green Bay Packers.

Edited by Diptanil Roy
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