ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - The Detroit Lions selected offensive tackle Taylor Decker out of Ohio State with the 16th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Decker, 6-7, 310 pounds, started his last 42 games for the Buckeyes with 28 of them being at left tackle. He also started all 15 games during Ohio States National Championship season of 2014-15.
The 21-year-old is from Vandalia, Ohio and was named the 2015 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year.
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#Lions Decker "I have to earn every opportunity."— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) April 29, 2016
#Lions Quinn "At the end of the day it wasn't a hard pick."— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) April 29, 2016