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Top 2021 NFL Draft prospect Caleb Farley tests positive for COVID-19

Top cornerback prospect Caleb Farley won't be attending the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland on Thursday night due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley had plans to attend the 2021 NFL Draft, but unfortunately won’t be able to go to Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news, which came from Farley’s agent Drew Rosenhaus. Thankfully, Rosenhaus had a positive outlook to pass along regarding Farley’s health:

While it’s great that Farley is asymptomatic and feels normal as of Wednesday, his positive COVID-19 test is yet another reminder that things aren’t back to normal from the global pandemic.

There are 12 other players expected to attend the draft Thursday night, including top quarterback prospects Zach Wilson, Trey Lance and Mac Jones.

Farley had a back procedure leading up to the draft process that’s caused his stock to take a hit. Otherwise, he was likely to be the first defensive back selected in the 2021 class.

Despite opting out of the 2020 campaign, Farley is thought to be among the most physically gifted cornerback prospects in recent memory. He has the tools to be an All-Pro player, and his injury history may cause him to fall to a better team, which may be best for his NFL career in the long run.

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