Taylor Decker
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.80
Starter

Taylor Decker

Offensive Tackle
Ohio State
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 310
  • 40-Yard: 5.23
  • Arm: 33 ¾
  • Hand: 10

Strong Points

Good size to go along with excellent strength and power. Has good length. Is an excellent athlete for the position, light on his feet with good lateral agility and quick recovery. He is explosive on contact and consistently gets movement with his run blocks. Takes good angles to the second level and makes productive blocks. Good in space. Sets quickly in pass protection, has a strong punch and keeps good position. Can slide and recover versus moves. Plays with bend and has solid ability to anchor. Plays a physical-type game.

Weak Points

Can be a bit slow off the ball (more so in 2014).

The Way We See It

Decker is a fourth-year junior and a three-year starter for Ohio State. He will be an early draft pick and will come in and play right away for most NFL clubs. He has the traits to be a dominant run blocker and a very good pass blocker. Like many rookies, he may start out on the right side or at guard, but will eventually line up on the left side and be a winning NFL offensive tackle. He is competitive and likes to win. That will help him at the next level.