The Tennessee Titans are preparing for a critical NFL Draft. As I continue to learn about the prospects, I noticed a guy that seems like a typical Jon Robinson selection.

Titans General Manager Jon Robinson hasn’t shied away from taking risks in the first round. Look at his Corey Davis pick. Davis was dealing with injuries late in his college career, and Robinson still took him at fifth overall.

Jeffery Simmons is an example of Robinson taking a player with a falling draft stock due to injuries (and in Simmons’s case, off-field questions).

We could also get into the risk that came with drafting Isaiah Wilson. Especially considering the red flags noted about him.

In the 2021 class, there’s a player that fits that mold, and that is Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley.

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Nov 16, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies defensive back Caleb Farley (3) returns an interception against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Farley was regarded as a high first-round prospect before news broke that he required back surgery to repair a lingering injury. Now, his stock might be falling.

If the 6’2, 207 pound cornerback falls to 22, I wouldn’t be surprised if Robinson takes a chance on him. Farley’s doctors reportedly said he would be ready to go by the regular season.

If you can land him at 22 and the recovery goes well, it could end up being a decent value pick much like Simmons is turning out to be.

Farley was a wide-receiver-turned-cornerback during his college days. He converted into a cornerback after missing his freshman season due to a knee injury.

He had 36 tackles and two interceptions with seven pass breakups in 2018 and 20 tackles with four interceptions and 12 pass breakups in 2019.

Farley sat out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.

Farley falling to 22 might not happen, but I wouldn’t be entirely upset with the pick. Although, his injury history does concern me.

There might better options at 22, but Farley seems like the type of guy the Tennessee Titans would take a chance on in round one if he is available.

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