Despite a disappointing showing at Florida’s pro day, cornerback Teez Tabor isn’t backing off bold proclamations about his NFL future.
Tabor reportedly ran an unofficial 4.75 in the 40-yard dash Tuesday. That was even slower than his 4.63 at the NFL combine, which was thoroughly mocked. But the former Gators defensive back says if a team doesn’t pick him because of those times, it’ll be a huge mistake.
“I mean, it’s not going to be my loss if you pass on me,” Tabor said. “I’m going to be in this league for a long time. Somebody could lose their job if they pass on me, so I ain’t mad at it.”
Tabor ran the 40 three times and ended up in the mid-4.7 range every time. He said he ran as fast as he could.
However, he and Florida coach Jim McElwain both said teams should watch the Tabor’s tape if they’re concerned about his speed.
“Even in talking to these guys, it’s about what you put on film,” McElwain said. “Ultimately, all these drills do is either possibly confirm or put some things into it. Guys, he plays at (a) fast, fast level.”
CBS Sports ranks Tabor as the ninth-best corner in the draft and the No. 50 overall prospect. He’s projected to go in the second round.
The 2017 NFl Draft begins April 27 with first-round selections. The second round will be conducted on April 28, and Tabor and other prospects face April 29 for the final rounds.