The Detroit Lions have selected offensive tackle Taylor Decker with the No. 16 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Detroit drafted the four-year starter from Ohio State on Thursday night to address a need identified by new general manager Bob Quinn. The Lions will likely want Decker to start at right tackle opposite Riley Reiff, a 2012 first-round pick, who is entering the last year of his contract.
Detroit lost nine games last year, its 13th losing season in 15 years.
The Lions went into the three-day draft with 10 picks, including two in the fifth round and three in the sixth.
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