Getting to know new Lion 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.”