Keep in mind that Ken Rockwell disdains Tamron products. His site is a valuable resource for Nikon lenses, but for information on Tamron, look elsewhere.
Having said that, the original non-VC Tamron 17-50mm developed a reputation as being quite good, and according to some, is better optically than the VC version. I do not own either version, but "did the homework" in 2010 or 2011, when full-frame cameras were still in my future. My wife had/has used Tamron 18-200mm and 28-75mm lenses at work, with good results, and mentored me with a Tamron on a Nikon body, so I was open-minded about third-party glass from the beginning of my SLR usage.
Of course, make sure any lens you buy will AF on your camera.
I have no experience with the other lenses you mentioned. I did buy a Nikon-refurbished Nikon 28-80mm lens, when I felt the need for a quickly-available cheap compact mid-range zoom. It arrived in excellent condition, indistinguishable from new. (Not that I would recommend the 28-80mm in your case, as 28mm is not very wide on your DX-sensor camera.)
Canon 5Ds R/7D2/7D/5D/40D/1D2N/M3; Nikon F6/D3s/D700/FM3A/1Dx/Coolpix A. Lens selection changes often; some of my favorites: Zeiss ZF.2 2/135 APO, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, Nikkor 14-24/2.8G and 24-70/2.8G.