Data Scout Notes: 2015: OLOYC/AFCA/1stC/1stM...PLombardi/POutland...2014: 2ndC...2013: NA...2012: NA
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Draft Scout Taylor Decker News
09/26/16 - LT Taylor Decker gave up two sacks Sunday and has now allowed four in three games. Both of the sacks Decker allowed came in the fourth quarter and one forced the Lions to settle for a field goal. Caldwell said he's pleased with how the rookie has played overall and that some growing pains are to be expected from the first-round pick. "I thought for the most part, for the better part of the day he was hanging in there pretty well," Caldwell said.
09/15/16 - LT Taylor Decker earned high marks for his first real NFL action last week. Decker, the Lions' first-round pick, did not allow a sack on quarterback Matthew Stafford and was part of a line that paved the way to 116 yards rushing.
"He did well," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "When I say well, I'm not talking about he's arrived or anything of that nature. He did alright. I mean, he's part of a line, it's the youngest line that probably I've ever been around. When you look at it, it's probably one of the youngest in the history of this franchise for a while. That whole group all together, they hung in there, but every week it's going to be a little different challenge."
07/30/16 - T Taylor Decker has played left tackle almost exclusively since the Lions drafted him in the first round and it would be a huge surprise if he doesn't start at that position in Week 1. Riley Reiff, the Lions' starting left tackle the last three seasons, takes over at right tackle this year, while the lone position battle up front looks to be at center, where Travis Swanson, Graham Glasgow and Gabe Ikard are all in the mix.
06/02/16 - OL Taylor Decker played left tackle again Thursday as he did during the open practice last week. Riley Reiff was at right tackle once again. For financial and future reasons, it makes sense for the Lions to see if the rookie can help at left tackle, but it is still too early to say if these will be the roles once the season begins.
12/06/15 - 2015 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): OT Taylor Decker (Unanimous), Ohio State...Decker has started 41 consecutive games for Ohio State and in that time - since the start of the 2013 season - the Buckeyes are first nationally among Power 5 schools in rushing yards per carry (6.1) and second nationally with 273.0 rushing yards per game. - Ohio State Football