2017 NFL Draft Profile: Cornerback Teez Tabor
By Samuel Sutton
This 2017 NFL Draft profile will show the strengths, weaknesses, highlights and draft day prediction for Florida cornerback Teez Tabor.
It’s true that this 2017 NFL Draft class is full of great defensive backs, and one of those great players is Florida cornerback Teez Tabor. Tabor started all three seasons in Florida, and he played really well every single year.
He finished his college career with a total of eight interceptions, three defensive interceptions, and 11 sacks. These are pretty phenomenal stats for a college cornerback.
The purpose of this article is to show the strengths and weaknesses of Tabor’s game, as well as video highlights and a draft day prediction. So, without further ado, let us get started.
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The best part of his game is his quickness and acceleration. He is really good at staying with quick receivers, and if he does get beat, he can recover quickly. Not only is he quick, but he’s patient. He has the quickness to be able to watch what his receiver does and then mirror his moves.
Another highlight is his toughness. He’s willing and able to crush a receiver in the ribs when he goes up for a pass. He did this a lot in college, and it helped his defense a lot because not only did it break up the pass, but it also put fear in the heart of the receiver.
While he’s good at hitting opened-up receivers, he’s not great at tackling. He had a lot of missed and weak tackles in college, and that could be troublesome in the pros. Although, there was one other phenomenal cornerback who couldn’t tackle, and that player was Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.
Another big problem is his deep coverage. He doesn’t like to chase receivers, and when a receiver would beat him deep, he would often give up, and try to cover shorter routes. This won’t be good in the NFL.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTION
This guy is definitely going in the first round, but most likely late. He’s quick, aggressive and patient. Teams know what they’re getting with him and through proper coaching, Tabor could very well be a premier cornerback in a short amount of time.