Taylor Decker   #68 OT

Height: 6-7   Weight: 311   Age: 25

Born: 8/23/1993 Vandalia , OH

College: Ohio State

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Butler HS [Vandalia, OH]

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Combine 2016

Combine
Stats:

  • Broad Jump101.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.7 secs
  • Bench Press20.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash5.23 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.76 secs

Strengths

Good height and overall frame. Endowed with very good core strength and an ability to match power at the point of attack. Tough guy who scouts believe has the locker room presence and field demeanor to be an instant leader along an offensive line. Can be a brute in double teams and on down­blocks. Fires into his target and drives his feet through contact, blowing open creases into lanes. Doesn?t give lip service to second level blocks and looks to strike a memorable lick on linebackers and safeties. At his best in vertical pass sets where he is smooth and natural. Gains good ground with his first two kick slides. Flat­-backed pass sets with ready hands, a hearty punch and good hand placement. Has hand strength to snatch and control a centered block. Three-­year starter with a winner?s pedigree. Played basketball in high school which helped with his body control.

Weaknesses

Has a tendency to pop straight up and play with high pads when moving laterally or in space. Shows surprisingly limited knee bend for being a former basketball player. Struggles to redirect his weight quickly and changing directions to hit moving targets is a chore. Stiff­ strider in space. Shows tendency to over­set when attempting to set out on speed rushers. Upright style will cause problems for him against edge trimming pass rushers who can get under him. Average reactive athleticism limits effectiveness against counter moves back inside. Mirrors well pre­contact, but ability to mirror diminishes once first contact has been made. Short arms for his height. Too reliant on hand strength and upper body power over footwork and balance. Has issues consistently redirecting defenders who get to his edge.

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