Florida defensive back Teez Tabor plays against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) The Arizona Cardinals are looking for help in the secondary after losing key pieces like safeties Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger and cornerback Marcus Cooper through free agency.
Although the team signed veteran Antoine Bethea to play safety, there is still a hole at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.
This is why the team has interest in University of Florida Gators cornerback Teez Tabor (born Jalen), according to NBC Sports NFL Draft writer Josh Norris. I’m told Florida CB Teez Tabor went through a private workout for the #Saints and the #Cardinals today pic.twitter.com/vs015yigmY — Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 20, 2017 Tabor left Gainesville as a junior after receiving third-team All-American honors last season. He intercepted four passes in both his sophomore and junior seasons with the Gators.
He measured in at 6-feet, 199 pounds and ran a 4.62 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The young cornerback is ranked as the second-best at his position and 11th-best overall player in the draft by ESPN’s Todd McShay .
The Cardinals could use reinforcements in the secondary, as the cornerbacks behind Peterson include veteran Justin Bethel , 2016 third-round pick Brandon Williams and 2016 sixth-round pick Harlan Miller, none of whom has proven themselves up to this point in their careers.