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Prospect Profile: Taylor Decker

Tackle|Ohio State|Senior

Height:6 feet, 7 inches |Weight:310 pounds

College Stats

2015:Decker played and started 13 games for Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes to a 12-1 overall record that included a 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Decker's performance on the line also bolstered an Ohio State offense that averaged 35.7 points per game and recorded 3,188 rushing yards on the season.

Career:Over a four-season career at Ohio State, Decker started 42 of 54 games played. In his sophomore and junior seasons, Decker was part of an offensive line that helped Ohio State break a number of school offensive records, including points scored and passing touchdowns.

Combine Results:

40-yard dash: 5.23 seconds

Bench press: 20 reps

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: 8 feet, 5 inches

3-cone drills: 7.70 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.76 seconds

60-yard shuttle: N/A

Summary:Decker's height will be an advantage for any team's offensive line, and he's said to have good core strength. According to, scouts identify Decker as a leader both on and off the field, a quality that could transition well to an NFL locker room.

Although primarily used on special teams as a freshman in 2012, Decker earned snaps from the line of scrimmage in four games and became a full-time starter in his second season with the Buckeyes. As a sophomore, Decker played 941 offensive snaps and was part of an offensive line that helped Ohio State rank fifth overall in rushing (308.6 yards per game) and break school records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38). In 2014, Decker earned Second-Team All-Big Ten Conference honors from coaches and media voters. Ohio State once again shattered school records in touchdowns (90), passing yards (3,707) and passing touchdowns (42). Although Decker could have entered the 2015 NFL Draft, he returned for his senior season at Ohio State and started all 13 games.

Stacking up:NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks both ranked Decker as the number four offensive tackle prospect in their pre-combine position rankings, and Daniel Jeremiah ranked Decker 31st overall in his 50 top draft prospects after the combine.

In good company:Decker enters the 2016 NFL Draft with several Ohio State teammates, at least five of them heavily projected by NFL Media analysts to go in the first round. Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks each penciled in defensive end **Joey Bosa** as the fourth overall pick. Decker's other top-rated teammates include running back **Ezekiel Elliott**, cornerback Eli Apple and linebacker Darron Lee. Charles Davis also added safety Vonn Bell as a late first-rounder from the Buckeyes.

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