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Teez Tabor joins Davis as Lions' Draft Pick

Teez Tabor was the second University of Florida player drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft. Tabor was the number 21 selection in the second round on Friday night.

With a couple of tumultuous months behind him, Teez Tabor finished his career as one of the biggest play makers the Gators have had at any position. Tabor left school a year early for the draft and had a terrific junior year with 33 tackles and four interceptions (two for touchdowns).

Tabors career numbers are impressive given he played in a backup role as a freshman and split starting time as a sophomore before starting 12 games his senior season. In three years, Tabor racked up 104 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, a stunning 33 passes broken up and nine interceptions with three of those for touchdowns.

The Lions evidently watched game film and weren’t turned off by Davis’ poor combine numbers in the last month and a half.

Tabor was the fourth Gator selected and fourth on the defensive side of the ball, joining Jarrad Davis (Lions, 1), Marcus Maye (Jets, 2), and Quincy Wilson (Colts, 2).

 


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