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Taylor Decker | 68

OT | Ohio State | Detroit Lions
Ht: 6070 / 6' 07" | Wt: 310 | Upd: 11/11/2017

Vitals

Birth Date: 08/23/1994
Age: 23
Original Team: DET
NFL Entry: 16 01 016
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: 16/1
Team History: DET

Player History

05/16 DET D/C signed
07/17 DET PUP
11/17 DET activated 10

Ourlads' Analysis:

2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about TAYLOR DECKER: Ohio State, 6070 310 5.21. Three-year starter from Vandalia, OH. Co-captain, All-America, and Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Can deliver a stunning punch to the defender’s breast plate. When he sets on the edge it’s like an oak tree that just grew roots. He is the immovable object to a bull or power pass rusher. The former mid-major basketball recruit has the footwork and knee bend to mirror and slide, working a defender up the field. He fights to get his big hands inside on a defender’s breast plate. Quick enough to cut a defensive end to get their hands down on a slant route. Works to sustain and finish his blocks. Has a mean streak and a bully’s attitude on the field. Good core and functional playing strength. A three time “Iron Buckeye” award winner, which is awarded to six players biannually for unquestioned physical training, dedication, determination, discipline, toughness, and leadership. An experienced left tackle with the versatility to also work over on the right side of the line. Played in spread offense where he lined up predominantly in a two-point stance when pass protecting. A competitor with an explosive use of his hands. A power player with quick feet. Can set the edge of an offense by reaching and sealing the defensive end. Projects to be a first year starter. May get a shot at left tackle first for some teams, but is a plug and play starter at right tackle. As with most tall tackles, he will always have to work to bend his knees despite his athletic ability. OSR:19/47. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-10, BP-20, 10-1.81).