When Caleb Farley was selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft many people were excited about this pick. Farley was a receiver turned corner and flashed a raw athleticism as well as potential. Injury concerns pushed Farley down the draft but Jon Robinson snagged him towards the late round of the draft.
In Farley’s rookie year he was recovering from various injuries and played limited snaps. His rookie season was cut short after tearing his ACL early into the season last year. He had too little sample size to really see how he was coming along as a cover corner. Coming into this year people were very excited to see Farley on the field.
However, the 2022 season didn’t start off the best for Farley as he lost the starting cornerback competition opposite of Kristian Fulton to rookie Roger McCreary. Farley was delegated to the third cornerback role. Even in as the third corner for this team, Farley has struggled when on the field and has seen his snap count reduced by the week. We’ve seen Robinson bring in other corners to the roster when Farley is available which is disheartening to see. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard any major news about Farley but it was not ideal seeing Farley not progressing as many of us has hoped.
In addition to Dillon Radunz, Dez Fitzpatrick, and Racey McMath, Farley now joins this list of recent Robinson draft picks who have failed to make an impact for this football team. I know Fitzpatrick and McMath are dealing with some injuries but when on the field they’ve shown little progress. Now these guys are still early in their Titans career and hopefully they can turn things around but it seems less likely as time goes on. It is especially concerning for Farley as he has the first round pedigree around him and the Titans already have some very good corners in the likes of Fulton, McCreary, and Molden. Many of these draft picks will be connected to a future post about Jon Robinson’s status as the Titan’s general manager as well as his recent draft classes. In Caleb Farley’s case, for the Titan’s sake and Farley’s I hope that he can turn things around sooner rather than later.