Taylor Decker

Taylor Decker
No. 68Detroit Lions
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-08-23) August 23, 1994
Place of birth: Vandalia, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Vandalia (OH) Butler
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016
Games played: 10
Games started: 10
Player stats at NFL.com

Taylor Decker (born August 23, 1994) is an American football offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.

Early years

Decker attended Butler High School in Vandalia, Ohio. He was a three-year starter at left tackle. He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the 23rd best offensive tackle in his class.[1] He originally committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football but changed to Ohio State University.[2] Decker also played basketball in high school.[3]

College career

Decker played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2012. He played mostly special teams, but played 22 snaps on offense. Decker took over as a starter his sophomore season in 2013, starting all 14 games at right tackle.[4] Decker moved from right tackle to left tackle his junior year in 2014 and was the Buckeyes only returning starter on the offensive line.[5][6] He started all 15 games, including the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship win against Oregon.[7][8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 7 in 310 lb33 34 in10 in 5.23 s 1.81 s 3.02 s 4.76 s 7.70 s 29 in 8 ft 5 in 22 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[9]

Decker was drafted 16th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2016 NFL draft.[10]


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