Home Breaking News NUC Draft Guru Prospect Profile- Jalen Tabor | Cornerback | Florida | 6’0” | 201 lbs
NUC Draft Guru Prospect Profile- Jalen Tabor | Cornerback | Florida | 6’0” | 201 lbs

NUC Draft Guru Prospect Profile- Jalen Tabor | Cornerback | Florida | 6’0” | 201 lbs

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Jalen Tabor

Cornerback, Florida

6’0”, 201 lbs

By Nolan Fleming

Overview

Jalen Tabor has all the tools needed to be effective at the next level. He adds to a long list of Gator defenders who have become elite prospects. Tabor combines versatility, physicality, size, and speed to allow him to excel in a variety of coverages. Tabor will likely earn a starting role his rookie season and will continue to develop as he improves his technique.

His Strengths

Tabor has excellent awareness of where he is on the field at all times. This allows him to properly align himself, putting him in the best spot to make plays. “Teez” shows the ability to play both man and zone coverage. Tabor has shown superb ball skills, leading to eight career interceptions and twenty-eight passes defended. He has excellent versatility and shows the ability to cover receivers both outside and in the slot. Tabor’s quickness and ability to read shorter routes allows him to attack the ball and make big plays.

Areas of Improvement

Though Tabor will occasionally make plays against the run, he does now show consistency in either his ability or willingness. When watching film, it is not rare to see Tabor miss on a tackle or simply not involve himself in the play. Similar to other young corners, Tabor will need to improve on his press coverage technique. He has a tendency to lunge at receivers when using his hands, which puts him off-balance and forces him to use his athleticism to recover. Continuing this trend could lead to him regularly getting beat off the line against NFL receivers.

Jalen Tabor vs. Missouri (2016)

Jalen Tabor vs. Florida State (2016)

Current NFL Comparison

Kyle Fuller (Drafted in Round 1, 2014)

Jalen Tabor Film

Dave Schuman Coach Schuman is the heartbeat, energy and drive of the NUC; he’s also a sought-after football analyst and expert on high school and college games as well as the recruiting process. His years of coaching and recruiting experience make him highly knowledgeable and regarded among coaches both at the collegiate and professional levels, as well as sports media outlets. A former high school and collegiate football standout, Coach Schuman’s passion is football and providing an avenue for some of the country’s most talented high school football players to be featured is his life’s mission. A former High School First Team All-American, Coach Schuman earned a full football athletic scholarship at University of Connecticut (UConn) where he was a starting linebacker under head coach Skip Holtz. He earned three letters and was second on the team in tackles as a senior. A success on and off the field, Coach Schuman was a Dean’s List student-athlete who earned both a Bachelors and Master’s degrees at UConn. After graduation, he worked as a strategic business analyst for a top technology solutions company. He later moved to New York City to become Senior Vice President for an internet strategy and web development company. While, Coach Schuman was enjoying well-deserved corporate success, his passion for football never wavered.

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