UF's Tabor is NFL bound


football, UF, Gators, Florida
football, UF, Gators, Florida

Florida defensive back Jalen Tabor looks to the crowd after making a tackle during the first half Monday of the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Florida defeated Iowa 30-3. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun)

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.

Florida junior cornerback Jalen "Teez" Tabor announced today he is making himself available for the NFL draft.

The All-SEC defender is projected as a first-round choice in April's draft. Tabor made the announcement in a letter to Gator Nation.

Tabor, a third-team AP All-American, led the Gators this season with five interceptions, including returning one for a touchdown. He also broke up five passes, recovered a fumble and recorded 32 tackles.

Tabor joins cornerback Quincy Wilson, linebacker Alex Anzalone and offensive tackle David Sharpe in declaring for the draft. UF is still awaiting word from junior defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, also expected to make the NFL jump.

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