Left tackle Taylor Decker is getting some love for his performance this season halfway into 2020.
According to Pro Football Focus, Decker has racked up the fourth-most pass-blocking snaps without allowing a sack at 275. He hasn’t allowed a sack through seven games.
LT Taylor Decker holding down Matthew Stafford’s blindside#OnePride https://t.co/EF9sKg500W— PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) November 4, 2020
The site currently rates the 2016 first-rounder at a solid 81.4. Last year he was one of PFF’s highest-graded tackles and is having a career year so far in his fifth season.
In September, Decker signed a six-year deal worth $85 million with $37.5 million guaranteed. At the time of the deal, the average $14.2 million per year landed him in the top 10 highest paid NFL tackles.
At last check, Decker returned to practice after sitting on Wednesday with a back injury. He’s on track to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
And onto the rest of your notes.
- Carlos Monarrez for the Freep breaks down Adrian Peterson’s decline in effectiveness over the past few games.
- With Trey Flowers out, the Lions should consider Da’Shawn Hand as an option. Justin Rogers and Rod Beard for The Detroit News explain.
- Cool Thanksgiving contest for kids for some Lions swag.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to make sure your child is ready for Game Day! Visit https://t.co/jRlAUcS2Vb to enter the #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes! pic.twitter.com/U8GTTrOKEQ— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 4, 2020
- Speaking of replacements, it’s still unclear if Kenny Golladay will play Sunday. ESPN’s Michael Rothstein suggests T.J. Hockenson could really step up.
- Dave Birkett offers a neat piece for the Freep on how Miles Killebrew celebrated entering fatherhood with becoming the first Lion to block a punt since 2007.