Taylor Decker Makes Pre-Draft Visit To The Bills
Taylor Decker made a pre-draft visit to the Buffalo Bills. The offensive tackle from Ohio State is 6’7″ and 310 pounds according to NFL.com.
He started for the Buckeyes for three years and was part of their National Championship team in 2014. In 2015, he had another great season and was voted as the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year.
The Bills only have four tackles on their roster after the recent release of Tyson Chandler. Two of those tackles, Cyrus Kouandjio, and Seantrel Henderson have health concerns heading into next year. Jordan Mills played inconsistently last season leaving Cordy Glenn as the Bills only reliable offensive tackle on the roster. Adding a guy like Decker to the team could instantly solidify the Bills tackle spot for years to come.
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Taylor is known to be a very good run blocker but he also has the length to keep pass rushers from taking their preferred routes to the quarterback. He possesses good footwork which he probably got from his high school basketball days and was known as a leader on the team throughout college.
He projects better as a right tackle in the NFL than a left tackle but that’s what the Bills are in need of. Sure there is a possibility that the team is unable to work out a long-term deal with left tackle Cordy Glenn and he could leave in the offseason but that is not expected to happen and they still have a while to figure that out.
Most experts have Decker going in the top 25 and many of them have him being selected before the Bills pick at 19. The Bills can also use help at a number of other positions mostly on defense but the offensive tackle talent in the draft drops off right after Decker.
Buffalo should consider taking him if he falls to them in the first round because you can still get starting defensive lineman and linebackers later on in this deep draft whereas you might not be able to find another starting right tackle after Decker is off the board.
For more on Taylor Decker check out what fellow FanSided site NFL Mocks says about him.