Alabama Football: Mac rises in 2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

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21. Indianapolis Colts: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

The Colts are locked to Carson Wentz for the foreseeable future. Michael Pittman is a great young receiver to pair alongside T.Y. Hilton. They could use a lineman, but that group as a whole is solid. With all of this in mind, it makes sense to draft a defensive player. Specifically, they need help in the secondary.

Newsome is being slept on in this draft class. With the fall of Caleb Farley, Newsom could easily become CB3 in this class. He isn’t as polished as Patrick Surtain, but he brings value in the first round to a team in need of a corner.

22. Tennessee Titans: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

This is a prediction that needs some explaining. NFL teams will know more about Farley’s injury history than fans or analysts. Until that information is released, it is impossible to guess where he will be drafted. It reminds me of when Alabama football’s Tua Tagovailoa had a hip injury. He ended up going in the top five, but he could’ve slipped out of the first round if the prognosis was bad.

While Farley has the talent to be CB2, I have him slipping solely based on his injury history. Multiple back surgeries is bad for a corner, and we’ll have to see how he is. However, the Titans have a history of drafting players who fall due to injuries. It’s a risk, but Farley has the highest upside of any player left in the draft.

Titans fans might prefer Elijah Moore or another receiver, but they really need to add a corner early.