One of the best cornerbacks headed into the NFL Draft this year will be Florida’s Jalen Tabor for sure. He’s been seen in the first round of many mock drafts and for good reason. Most quarterbacks that play against him simply don’t throw on his side of the field and when they do, it doesn’t generally end well.
However, there seems to be at least one scout who has mixed feelings about potentially drafting him. An AFC Southeast area scout turned in his evaluation on Tabor to NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein and it’s rather honest:
“With Vernon (Hargreaves) there last year, he played with a lot more confidence. I don’t think he’s a lockdown cornerback. He’s a good football player and can cover in our league, but he’s also going to be a pain in the ass for whoever takes him.”
So this scout is saying he’s a good football player, but will be a pain for whoever takes him. I’m not entirely sure how that works considering he doesn’t have a Terrell Owens-esque ego and is quite good at his job. In 36 games for the Gators, Tabor has tallied 103 tackles (11 for loss), four sacks, eight interceptions (three that led to a touchdown) and 28 pass deflections.
[h/t Saturday Down South]