Jahlani Karl Tavai is a linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. His brother is former Tennessee Titans linebacker J.R. Tavai.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Tavai in the second round (43rd overall). He participated in 15 games and started six of them, tallying 58 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, two passes defensed, and an interception.
In Week 16, he sustained an injury to his shoulder, and on December 23, 2019, he was placed on injured reserve as a result.
Tavai was one of the players released by the Detroit Lions on the 31st of August, 2021, as a part of the final pre-season roster cuts.
Tavai was eventually activated by the New England Patriots after being signed to their practice squad after being released by the Detroit Lions on September 1, 2021.
During this time, he was reunited with Matt Patricia, who had been his head coach in Detroit. On October 13th, he was given a spot on the team’s active roster.
How Tall Is Jahlani Tavai?
Jahlani Tavai measures 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) in height. The New England linebacker has a weight of 250 lb (113 kg).