The Florida secondary has churned out top defensive backs year after year.
Vernon Hargreaves III and Keanu Neal were both taken in the first round of last year’s NFL Draft. And according to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, junior cornerback Jalen Tabor might be the next Florida defensive back to be picked in the first round.
“Tabor has excellent size, versatility and ball skills,” Jeremiah said in his scouting report. “He lines up outside, in the slot and occasionally over the tight end. He has success playing both press and off coverage. From off coverage, he shows an impressive closing burst and he is very ball aware.”
The junior cornerback is listed at 6-foot and 199 pounds. Per Jeremiah, Tabor caught the attention of NFL scouts while they were scouting Hargreaves. Tabor grabbed four interceptions last season, which tied him with Hargreaves for the team lead.
Tabor also drew comparisons to another former first round pick.
“He reminds me of Kyle Fuller when he was coming out of Virginia Tech,” Jeremiah said. “They have similar size, versatility and ball skills, although Fuller was a more dependable tackler in college.”
Fuller was the No. 14 pick in the 2014 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.