True to form, Titans’ Robinson more than ready to take a risk

By John Glennon

    In selecting a cornerback with the Titans’ first-round pick on Thursday, general manager Jon Robinson displayed a trait often associated with the best at that position: a short memory.

    A year after making right tackle Isaiah Wilson the team’s first pick – in what would prove to be a horrendous miss – it was easy to believe Robinson might choose a conservative path when he stepped to the podium.

    After all, how frightening might it be – from a franchise standpoint -- if the Titans were to whiff on two straight first-round picks?

    But if Robinson was feeling gun-shy after selecting a first-rounder who played all of four snaps before getting released in 2020, he sure didn’t show it. That was yesteryear’s news. No need to dwell anymore on it. Time to move on.

    So Robinson chose Caleb Farley, the highly talented Virginia Tech alum who has more past surgeries (three) than years under his belt as a cornerback (two).

    Farley first went under the knife as a freshman in 2017, after he tore an ACL. The previous two operations were on his back, as Farley injured himself lifting weights late in 2019. He hoped an initial surgery that offseason would fully take care of the problem . . .

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