TENNESSEE TITANS POST-DRAFT TEAM GUIDE
After reaching the AFC Championship Game just two seasons ago, the Titans have endured significant changes. Tennessee is now without 11 of the 22 starters from the 2019 season’s AFC Championship Game and both the offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator are elsewhere. General manager Jon Robinson whiffed on his attempt to craft a roster that could make another deep postseason run in 2020 and the Titans are scratching to remain among the AFC’s elite. The 2021 NFL Draft was a critical opportunity for Tennessee to replenish its roster and prove they are still a contender.
Let’s take a look back at the Titans’ 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 1: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
The Titans made sweeping changes to its cornerback depth chart this offseason and entered the draft with a critical need to find an impact starter after saying goodbye to both Adoree’ Jackson and Malcolm Butler this offseason. While there is risk associated with selected Farley due to his extensive injury history, he is a worthwhile swing—and in my view, one of the 10-best football players in this year’s draft. A converted wide receiver, Farley has every desired trait to become a shutdown cornerback in the NFL. He has tremendous length, speed, transitional quickness, size, and ball skills. Corners of his stature rarely are as fluid with such quick feet and the type of long speed that Farley brings to the table. Virginia Tech trusted Farley to defend one-third of the field and he shut it down despite teams continuously testing him in coverage. Farley is an elite talent and he could be a major steal should he prove able to stay healthy.