Round 2, 55th Overall: Caleb Farley (CB), Virginia Tech
Many Bills fans, including me, were banging the table for Buffalo to take a cornerback in the early rounds of the 2019 Draft. With that not coming to fruition the team still has a need opposite of Tre’Davious White.
Farley is a large cornerback who’s great length would be a great for Buffalo’s zone heavy scheme. The Virginia Tech Hokie has good athleticism for a large corner and can keep up with most receivers. Enjoying a great sophomore season 20 tackles, 4 interceptions and 12 pass breakups, expect Farley to be even better as a junior.
Farley is in press man coverage with no safety help, giving outside leverage to the receiver and forcing his opposition to beat him deep. Despite not getting his head around the talented cornerback stays with the receiver step for step and breaks the pass up:
Having a boundary cornerback with the talent of Farley will erase any Bills fans worries about the second cornerback spot.
The talented corner is line up on a crucial third-down with on an island against the Virginia receiver, he stays very physical in press and never leaves the receivers hip, leading to a picture perfect pass breakup:
The Buffalo Bills have already exercised the fifth year option on Tre’Davious White’s contract so he will be with the team at the very least through 2021. Beane has been fine over the last two seasons running a platoon role at the second corner position, last year featuring Kevin Johnson and Levi Wallace, but having a certain starter next to White would make life that much tougher on opposing quarterbacks.