Tavai: Bones. Tarzan. It depends on who I'm with. With the team, they can call me JT or Lani.
Tavai: Inglewood, California.
If a Lions fan were to come to your hometown, the first place you would take them is ... ?
Tavai: If they've never been to LA, I would probably take them to In-N-Out because I know a lot of people want to try that. But then there's this place called Jacks N Joe on Figueroa, right by USC, amazing brunch place. That's the top two places I would take them.
Tavai: Human Development and Family Resources.
Favorite TV show?
Tavai: How I Met Your Mother.
View photos of Lions’ second-round pick Jahlani Tavai from offseason workouts.
Tavai: I smile a lot and giggle a lot so it's either the laughing or the smiling one.
Tavai: My mom's cooking. Anything my momma cooks is amazing so I'm missing that right now.
What would your entrance music be?
Tavai: Polynesian People by Norm. Great song.
Any hidden talents?
Tavai: I am an open book. I am an athlete. I love playing sports. Some days you'll catch me singing.
If you weren't playing football, what would you be doing?
Tavai: Either playing rugby or doing social work. I want to help out with kids.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Tavai: Control time.
If you could play any other NFL position, what would you play?
Tavai: Long snapper. Less collisions, easier on the body. Don't get me wrong, Don's doing great.
Favorite place to travel?
Tavai: There are so many places I want to go, but so far Hawaii is my go-to place. That's paradise. I love it out there.
One person you'd like to meet?
Tavai: King Kamehameha.
Favorite athlete of all time?
Tavai: My mom and my older brothers.
Favorite thing about Detroit so far?
Tavai: So far, just being a Lion and getting to hang out with these guys, creating new bonds.