ESPN Louis Reddick is huge fan of Caleb Farley

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    I worry about farley’s back and yet he remains the most tantalizing prospect for me . . .
     
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    Not big on comps, too many factors. I’m not saying Farley is DRC, but run support is not his preferred defense. He will hit, but do so cautiously. Not a bad trait considering the back issue. I would say he’s actually a little more agile than Sherman. If he stays healthy he could equal or even exceed Sherman’s isolated coverage skills. However, it takes time to learn that craft at the NFL level. He won’t be as aggressive in run support.
     
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    IMO, the Draft (1st round) from Arizona's perspective comes down to this:
    1. They want a CB, and hope that Surtain or Horn are available. Most mocks that I've read say that they won't be. And it comes down to Farley, who, if he didn't have an injury question, would be an easy choice. So they will:
    1. Trade back and pick a Tier 2 CB.
    2. Select another position.
    3. Cross their fingers, and hold their breath and select Farley.
     
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    If they select Farley, the back issue will have to be the coin flip. If you get Farley and he's a star, but only for six to seven years and then has to bow out for example, would that be worth it?
     
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    I'm now seeing a lot of mock drafts showing Farley dropping to the mid 20's of the first round and the Cards picking OG Alijah Vera-Tucker. Most show that Horn and Surtain are gone before Cards pick. Going to be a really interesting draft.
     
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    YES.

    Unless you can give us the name of someone who'll be a star for 10 years.
     
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    Would remind me of when the Cardinals drafted Humphries. Who we really wanted was gone, so we settled. Doesn’t fit the mold of a team that wants to win NOW. Depending on who’s there, I could see us going WR at 16 or trading down into the 20’s & picking a RB.
     
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    I just don't see it with Farley. He has some nice highlight tape, but his one year as starter was against teams like Furman, Rhode Island, Old Dominion etc

    The only players of any NFL value (or potentially so) he faced as a starter are Chase Claypool who put up 120 yards and Dyami Brown (potential 2nd round pick) who had 60.

    Aside from his only one year as a starter and his concerning injury history his record is no where near that of Surtain or Horn who went up against much better players.

    When you see guys like Grant Delpit slipped to #44 and Greedy Williams to #46 I can't see why Farley wouldn't slip somewhere similar.

    Seem's pure projection to me.
     
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    Who did DRC (with one functioning kidney), selected at #16 face at Tennesee State?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Rodgers-Cromartie
     
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    Outliers are not rules. He also didn't have the same history as Farley.

    You take his lack of starting experience, lack of time at CB, his injury history and his lack of quality opponents and I just don't see the appeal. He's surely a physical specimen but if you watch the ND tape, which is the best team he played, it wasn't impressive vs Claypool to the point that Farley was sitting off him by about 13 yards in the end.

    His back injury alone, that he has had for 2 years despite sitting out a year, if enough concern on it's own to stop him going as high as 16. You add in the rest and I just don't see it.

    That's not to say he won't be a great NFL CB, but you have to weight all these factors into high likely that will be and #16 seems way high for that risk level.
     
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