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Virginia Tech’s Farley, Darrisaw taken back-to-back in first round of NFL Draft

Farley went 22nd to the Titans, while Darrisaw went 23rd to the Vikings.
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:53 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND (WDBJ) - The 2021 NFL Draft kicked off with the first round on Thursday night, and multiple players with local connections were projected to be first-round selections.

The first one went off the board when the Tennessee Titans selected Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley with the No. 22 pick of the draft. Farley did not play in 2020 after opting out due to COVID-19, and he did not attend the draft after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

Immediately after, the Minnesota Vikings selected his former teammate, Christian Darrisaw, an offensive tackle from Virginia Tech, with the 23rd overall pick.

First Round Draft Picks:

1) Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson - Jaguars

2) Zach Wilson, QB, BYU - Jets

3) Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State - 49ers (via trade with Miami)

4) Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida - Falcons

5) Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU - Bengals

6) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama - Dolphins (via trade with Philadelphia)

7) Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon - Lions

8) Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina - Panthers

9) Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama - Broncos

10) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama - Eagles (via trade with Dallas)

11) Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State - Bears (via trade with New York Giants)

12) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State - Cowboys (via trade with Philadelphia)

13) Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern - Chargers

14) Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC - Jets (via trade with Minnesota)

15) Mac Jones, QB, Alabama - Patriots

16) Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa - Cardinals

17) Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama - Raiders

18) Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami - Dolphins

19) Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky - Washington Football Team

20) Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida - Giants (via trade with Chicago)

21) Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan - Colts

22) Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech - Titans

23) Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech - Vikings (via trade with New York Jets)

24) Najee Harris, RB, Alabama - Steelers

25) Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson - Jaguars (via trade with Los Angeles Rams)

26) Greg Newsom II, CB, Northwestern - Browns

27) Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota - Ravens

28) Payton Turner, DE, Houston - Saints

29) Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia - Packers

30) Greg Rousseau, EDGE, Miami - Bills

31) Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State - Ravens (via trade with Kansas City)

32) Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington - Buccaneers

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