Titans First Round Draft Pick Caleb Farley Wants to Prove Doubters Wrong


The Tennessee Titans rolled the dice with first round draft pick Caleb Farley.
The Virginia Tech defensive back has plenty of talent, but he played in only 23 games in college. Farley opted out of the 2020 Hokies season for COVID reasons, and he heads to Titans camp with lingering back issues that he hopes don’t ‘Titan Up’.

There are football injuries, and then there are back injuries. Caleb Farley has undergone two back surgeries. One as recent as March 23rd.
Reporter:”Will you be ready to go for training camp?
Said Farley:”I believe so. 100 percent yes.”
Reporter:”Have you been told that you need any additional surgeries or do you think you’re done with that stuff.”
Said Farley:”Yeah that’s completely false. Completely false.”
Reporter:”If you aren’t able to go at training camp, how are you going to deal with that, especially considering you haven’t played in so long.”
Said Farley:”Yeah I rebuke that in the name of Jesus. I expect to be ready.”
And for those who still have doubts about Farley.
Said Farley:”Yeah it’s just frustrating. You get to a point where you want a team to draft you that believes in you, and if you don’t believe in me, you know then play against me.”
As you can see, Farley isn’t afraid to push back on all of the back questions, and he’s ready to accentuate the positive.
Said Farley:”I feel great. I’m a Tennessee Titan. I’m in good health, and I’m extremely excited for the upcoming season. I feel great.”
Reporter:”After 17 months, how excited are you to get on the field and play again.”
Said Farley:”You have no idea. You have no idea. I can’t wait. When they called me, and coach called me to tell me I was going to be a Tennessee Titan. The first thing out of my mouth was when can I get the play book? I’m extremely excited to get back on the field to rep these colors.”
Farley was pretty much a shut down corner at Virginia tech, and he desires to do the same in the NFL.
Said Farley:”You know I’m trying to dominate. I want to be a great corner. I’m going to show up to work every day to try to make that happen. Hopefully I can help the Tennessee Titans win games. I’ve always had a huge chip on my shoulder, so I stay motivated until I hang up the cleats. But looking back, I just smile and I thank God because I never let the Devil get me down one time in that process. This season I’m going to reap the benefits for that.”

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.