3 former Detroit Lions draft picks who might be done in the NFL
1. CB Teez Tabor
Bleacher Report named Tabor the Lions’ worst draft pick of the five-year span we’re dealing in here, so he get the top spot on this list. Even as a mid-second round pick in 2017 (No. 53 overall), the Florida product was a big miss by Bob Quinn.
Tabor played in 10 games and one start for the Lions and Jim Caldwell as a rookie, then he played 12 games while starting four under Matt Patricia in 2018. He was cut in 2019, and landed on the practice sqaud of the San Francisco 49ers. He spent 2020 on the Chicago Bears’ practice squad, then he played six games (one start) for Chicago last season.
The Atlanta Falcons signed Tabor in March, and the poor state of their defense may give him a chance to make their roster as a backup and maybe a bit of a cornerback/safety hybrid. Even still, depending on the depth chart source, he’s not listed on Atlanta’s two-deep as a cornerback or a safety right now.
He’s 26 years old now, so it’s getting pretty far from any NFL team being willing to regard Tabor as someone with latent potential. If the Falcons cut him loose, and it’s not hard to see that coming, Tabor may have to find his next football opportunity when the XFL relaunches in 2023.