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Jahlani Tavai

Jahlani Tavai goes to Lions at No. 43 overall

by Mike Maher | Patriots Correspondent | Fri, Apr 26th 8:07pm EDT

With the 43rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai. (

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Tavai was ranked number 96 by's Daniel Jeremiah, but that could be in part to an arrest and a shoulder injury during his senior season at Hawaii. On the field, he has NFL size at 6'2", 250 pounds and has the upside of a three-down linebacker. While number 43 is a bit earlier than many of his pre-draft rankings, the Lions clearly liked him enough to take him now and not risk losing him.

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