Caleb Farley appears to have a loose grip on the starting cornerback spot opposite Kristian Fulton, but the Virginia Tech alum has rookie Roger McCreary right on his heels.
On the Titans’ first unofficial depth chart, the pair’s names were separated by a slash, meaning they’re listed as co-starters and fully embroiled in a position battle thanks to McCreary’s sensational showing in training camp.
Farley, 23, hasn’t been able to stay on the field over the last two seasons.
After sitting out the 2020 campaign at Virginia Tech via a COVID-19 opt out, the young cornerback underwent back surgery just before the draft, limiting what he could do in preparation for his rookie campaign.
He played in three games in his first season, including one start, but wasn’t very effective and ended up tearing his ACL in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills.
A strong showing in the Titans’ first exhibition game would go a long way towards solidifying a starting role come Week 1 of the regular season.