Chicago Bears Draft: Kyle Trask and 5 prospects to avoid

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Chicago Bears, Caleb Farley
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Draft prospects for the Chicago Bears to avoid: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech

A couple of months ago, Virginia Tech standout cornerback Caleb Farley could have easily been argued as the top at his position in the 2021 class.

The guy is an absolute stud in coverage and does not lack ball skills. Not to mention, his size and length is more than just prototypical. At 6-foot-2 and 207 pounds, Farley is the cookie cutout of the physical standing you want in an NFL cornerback.

The red flag came last month though, when Adam Schefter reported Farley will need a procedure done on his back.

Some think the injury and procedure is worse than described. Regardless of any report or opinion, the fact is: back injuries are no joke.

This is nothing to mess around with. While Farley could end up being ready for the season, he’s also becoming a risky first rounder. At pick 20, Farley would be awfully tempting for Chicago.

Again, though, the Bears just signed a guy with injury concerns. Other than Trufant, the Bears still have another starting corner in Jaylon Johnson with a questionable injury history as well.

As good as Farley may end up being, this is a draft that requires Pace to make as many slam-dunk picks as he possibly can. The Bears have to compete more this season than they did in 2020. If they don’t, Pace could be on his last leg. Farley’s health concerns are not worth gambling on at this point.