Lions Draft Teez Tabor in 2nd Round

The Detroit Lions selected their second defensive player from Florida in the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday, drafting cornerback Teez Tabor in the second round with the 53rd overall pick.

A two-time First Team All-SEC selection, Tabor, 6-0, 199-pound junior, tallied 104 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, eight interceptions, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries in 37 games.

Michigan State junior defensive tackle Malik McDowell became the first Michigan State Spartan to be taken in the 2017 NFL Draft.

McDowell was drafted in the second round of Friday’s draft by the Seattle Seahawks with the 35th overall pick.

The Southfield native is a two-time Second Team All-Big Ten selection and was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America in 2014.

In 32 career games, McDowell recorded 88 total tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception.

Western Michigan tackle and Okemos native Taylor Moton was selected in the second round with the 64th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.

At 6-5, 291 pounds, Moton was named to the 2015 All-MAC Third Team and the 2017 All-MAC First Team.