As we get closer and closer to the start of the 2022 NFL regular season, there is absolutely no question that the strength of the Detroit Lions is Taylor Decker, Penei Sewell, Frank Ragnow, and the rest of the offensive line.
In fact, according to Pro Football Focus, the Lions have the No. 3 offensive line in the National Football League heading into the 2022 season.
With three first-rounders, a third-rounder and a highly paid free agent along their offensive line, the Lions look primed to recoup big time on their investments in 2022. They not only have high-end talent in Frank Ragnow and Penei Sewell, who both can be top-five players at their respective positions, but they also don’t have any glaring holes. Big V was the unit's lowest-graded starter last season, and he still earned a 68.4 overall mark.
Taylor Decker explains magic behind Detroit Lions offensive line's success
“Even if you just switch out one guy on that offensive line, it kind of changes everything. Because you’re so used to having those five guys,” the offensive tackle explained on Tim Twentyman’s “Inside the Huddle.”
“Me and Jonah (Jackson) are at the point now where we go up there and we have our calls that you need to make, and we don’t even have to make them because we already know what each other’s going to do, we already know where we’re targeted and it’s just like a sixth sense thing,” he said.
“You can’t say enough about playing next to a guy, day in and day out, getting comfortable with them and then through doing that, there’s trust,” he said.
“Talent’s great and everything, but production reigns king,” Decker told Twentyman. “We can have all the talent in the world but we need to be productive.”
If they can remain healthy, No. 3 may be too low for Taylor Decker and the Detroit Lions' offensive line.