Titans News: The Risk/Reward Calculation

The Titans selected Caleb Farley from Virginia Tech last night with the 22nd overall pick. With the immense talent that Farley possesses, he comes with great risk. He had two back injuries in college as well as an ACL injury. That being said, the film he has shows a potentially dominant CB at the NFL level. He’s got the ideal height, weight, and speed you want from a shutdown corner. A lesser talent, and you don’t take this risk, but a potentially elite level player in the 20’s is hard to find. He played a ton of man coverage at Virginia Tech, which is what the Titans want to do. Fulton, Jenkins, and now Farley all excel in press man coverage. The coaching staff has the players to do exactly what they want on the backend, let’s see it happen.

Caleb talked to the media after being drafted and it’s extremely obvious he’s an alpha personality. He can lead that defensive back room and be a star.

After being selected, Farley says he’s motivated to prove the Titans right in picking him. It is really hard to not get excited about this kid.

Turron Davenport says that this was obviously a risk/reward play for Tennessee, but if it pans out, it’s a home run.

Looking forward to Day 2, who are the best players available? Take a look at Daniel Jeremiah’s BPA. In the second round, the Titans HAVE to get at least one WR to start right away. Elijah Moore and Terrace Marshall Jr. are the clear cut best two options here. Do they trade up to get one of them? We’ll see in 12 hours. In round three, Tommy Tremble makes a ton of sense, as does an OT like Brady Christensen. I’m excited to see how it all plays out.

Author: Robert GreenlawBorn and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles "links guy" for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.

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