Who’s better – Farley or Surtain II? Dan Leberfeld

Most scouts consider Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley and Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II the draft’s top two cornerbacks.

So who is better?

“I gave them both the same grade,” said NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout.

But who has the slight edge?

“I ended up with Farley over Surtain,” Jeremiah said. “I thought Farley was just a little better in short area quickness. When you have to match up with some of the smaller guys, I thought [Farley] was just a little more dynamic in those short areas.”

But Jeremiah loves both prospects.

“Both guys are really good in press (and) both guys can really find and play the football down the field,” Jeremiah said. “For Surtain at Alabama, you saw him go up against tremendous competition throughout his career. He’s really been tested and he’s played at a high very level.

“I know there’s some teams that have that order flipped, that have Surtain over Farley. I think it’s a good debate, and I think at the end of the day you’re going to be happy with either one of these kids because of the size, speed, toughness, and ability to play the ball they both have.”


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