The Titans have signed their top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Tennessee and cornerback Caleb Farley have agreed to a four-year rookie contract worth $13.495M fully guaranteed.
A highly-touted prospect entering April’s draft, Farley’s stock took a bit of a hit after the 22-year-old underwent back surgery in March, causing him to miss his pro day.
Even with the procedure looming, the Virginia Tech product was expected to still be selected in the first round. And while, it wasn’t in the top 10 or 15, his slide stopped at No. 22 where the Titans were fortunate enough to nab the talented defender.
As his rehab process continues, Farley said last month that NFL doctors confirmed he’d be ready for the 2021 season. Should things go according to plan, Farley should inject a needed boost of energy into the Titans’ secondary come Week 1.
Here’s other news Around The NFL is monitoring on Thursday:
- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to participate in rookie minicamp in a limited capacity, Rapoport reported on NFL NOW. Lawrence is still recovering from labrum surgery on his non-throwing shoulder but all signs suggest his rehab is going well and that he should be ready for training camp.
- The Carolina Panthers announced the signings of six 2021 draft picks to rookie deals: fourth-round running back Chuba Hubbard, fifth-round defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon and cornerback Keith Taylor Jr., and sixth-round offensive lineman Deonte Brown, receiver Shi Smith and long-snapper Thomas Fletcher.
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