Chargers 2021 NFL Draft Target: Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley

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Over the next couple of months, we are going to be taking a look at a handful of draft prospects leading up into the 2021 NFL Draft. With the Chargers having needs at various positions, we will do our best to evaluate the players that we feel fit the team precisely.

Today, we are taking a look at Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley.

Vitals

Height | 6-2

Weight | 207

College Bio Page

Highlights

One-Liner

Still relatively new to the position, Farley has just scratched the surface of how good he could become, as he possesses the size, burst, agility and ball skills to become a Day 1 plug-and-play starter.

Strengths

Very well built and looks the part with outstanding size. Uses it to his advantage to jam receivers to boundary.

Comfortable in zone coverage with excellent plant-and-drive.

Fluid and quick with outstanding transitional quickness to take away the underneath passing game.

Outstanding speed to run with receivers down the field.

Excellent balance and body control. Exceptional lower-body explosion and leaping ability to play the ball in the air.

Former wide receiver. Reliable hands, natural ball skills — Six interceptions in two seasons.

Weaknesses

Still new to the position. Didn’t play cornerback until 2018.

Needs to do a better job seeing, recognizing and anticipating route concepts.

Does not consistently come to balance in the open field to secure tackles.

Not much of a large sample size in press coverage.

Chargers Fit

Given the uncertainty at the position, Farley projects as a high-end outside corner at the next level, who can step in immediately and contribute for the Chargers and would only benefit from having defensive guru Brandon Staley mentoring him while he continues to get familiar with the position.

Projected Round: Top-15