Getting to know new Lion Taylor Decker

The Detroit News
Taylor Decker

Drafted: No. 16 in the first round by the Lions.

Position: Offensive tackle.

College: Ohio State.

High school: Butler High in Vandalia, Ohio.

Height / weight: 6-7 / 310.

At Ohio State: Played in 54 games and started 42 with the Buckeyes, who were 50-4 during his four-year career. Buckeyes led Big Ten in rushing in 2015, averaging 245.2 yards per game.

Honors: Named Big Ten offensive lineman of the year in 2015. Consensus All-American and unanimous first-team All-Big Ten player.

Quote: “At the end of the day, I just want to play football,” he said after being picked by the Lions Thursday night. “I know I’m not going to come into a team and have a position handed to me. You have to go out there and you have to earn it, and you have to work hard and remain humble.”

Ohio State OT Taylor Decker is Lions’ pick