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Wednesday open thread: Will Teez Tabor make the 53-man roster?

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The former second-round pick has fallen short of expectations, but is still a serviceable corner.

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There’s no debate over whether Detroit Lions cornerback Teez Tabor has fallen short of expectations. A former second-round pick, he hasn’t lived up to the hype and has often been a liability when he’s on the field.

Going into his third season, however, it seems like Tabor may have turned a minor corner. Reports out of training camp aren’t painting him to be as much of a liability as he was last season, with the occasional good play sprinkled in there.

Question of the day: Will Teez Tabor make the Lions’ final 53-man roster?

My answer: Yes.

I think there has been enough upside and improvement shown from Tabor to warrant another season here. Cornerback is one of the hardest positions to play in the NFL, and remember Darius Slay somewhat sucked was somewhat of a liability his first two seasons as well.

I don’t think Tabor is going to turn into a star corner like Slay, but I certainly think he has a higher ceiling than he’s shown thus far. Plus, the failures of some of Bob Quinn’s draft picks such as Jimmy Landes, Michael Roberts, and Miles Killebrew—who I anticipate won’t make the roster—are starting to mark a pattern. Not that Bob Quinn would make the decision to keep a player based on media narratives, but it certainly wouldn’t help his track record if the Lions cut a second-rounder loose before his third season simply because of poor play.

Your turn.

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Will Teez Tabor make the 53-man roster?

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  • 70%
    Yes
    (564 votes)
  • 29%
    No
    (232 votes)
796 votes total Vote Now