Jahlani Tavai made his presence felt for the Detroit Lions in his official NFL debut.
The Lions’ second-round draft pick started at linebacker and made three solo tackles in Sunday’s 27-27 tie with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.
Most notably, he had a sack of reigning Heisman Trophy winner and top overall draft pick Kyler Murray in the third quarter.
Here is Lions rookie Jahlani Tavai’s first career NFL sack: pic.twitter.com/idD5jfaTNj
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 8, 2019
He also hurried the Cardinals’ quarterback on a play in overtime, drawing praise from the Fox Sports broadcast team.
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