Evaluating Each of the Detroit Lions Draft Picks
- Updated: May 30, 2016
The Detroit Lions selected 10 players in the 2016 NFL Draft a few weeks ago. They ended up selecting three offensive linemen, two defensive linemen, one linebacker, a quarterback, a running back, a safety, and a long snapper. It was very clear what the Lions needs were heading into the off season, and through both the draft and Free Agency it seems that they’ve done a decent job of filling the holes they had. Now, let’s take a look at the ten young studs that the Lions felt were capable of joining their roster.
Round 1 Pick 16: Taylor Decker, OT from Ohio State
The Lions were expected to go for a man in the trenches in the first round as their offensive line needed some serious help. Taylor Decker was a pick that many expected from Detroit and he’s coming from one of the best teams in all of college football. Decker is a reliable and hardworking young man who will fit right in on the line in the Motor City. Is Decker a day one starter? Maybe. With any rookie though you expect he’ll have his moments and his misfortunes, but you can only hope that this pick hits and you get a quality player for years to come. Decker can be that guy.