2016 NFL Draft Watch: Part Two

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Taylor Decker, Offensive Tackle, Ohio state
6’7″, 315 lbs.

One of the best and yet most counter-intuitive things you can say about an offensive lineman while scouting them is when they are boring.  Taylor Decker is all kinds of boring.  I really don’t have a lot of notes on him.  He does his job, he does it well to above average, but he isn’t dominant.  That may sound like an insult on his game, but it really isn’t.

The Detroit Lions already have one such player on their roster, and I think

Riley Reiff

is a pretty good comparison of what Taylor Decker could be.  A solid player who can act as an above average blind side protector for an NFL franchise for a decade, but will probably never be a top-tier player.  So sure, the Lions could draft him, put him opposite Reiff, and then argue over OT as a potential need for upgrade for a decade because both the guys they have are

just okay


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