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2016 NFL Draft Results: Detroit Lions add Taylor Decker to help rebuild O-Line

Taylor Decker gives Detroit an offensive lineman to build around

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With the 16th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker. Decker measures in at 6'7" and 315 pounds.

The Lions get a very nice addition to the offensive line in Taylor Decker. Decker fits as a nice right tackle and will be a good player for the Lions to build around. He won tons of awards, including All-American honors this past year, and has a tough demeanor to give the Lions hope in the running game. He has very good technique in his pass set and really excels in the run game. He has the speed to take care of the edge and, once he gets his hands on you, his strength will surprise you and he’ll be tough to beat.

Decker has a few things that might be concerns. Just looking at tape, he doesn’t look like much. He doesn’t have the fluid movement on every play and looks somewhat unathletic. He also doesn’t look to have a high motor all of the time but looks are deceiving. This kid is a gamer. He gives it his all on every play, no matter whom he is going against. He’ll be a good fit for a team looking to run the ball and can protect the edge for Matt Stafford. He’ll fit right in with the NFC North and start the Lions rebuilding their offensive line to some respectability.

Head over to Pride of Detroit for more on the Decker selection.