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NFL draft: Lions take OT Riley Reiff of Iowa with 23rd selection

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Iowa tackle Riley Reiff can play either right or left tackle in the NFL.
Iowa tackle Riley Reiff can play either right or left tackle in the NFL. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated…)

No. 23 Detroit Lions: OT Riley Reiff, Iowa – Reiff bounced around the line as a freshman, playing at various spots before replacing Bryan Bulaga (a first-round pick of the Packers) at left tackle as a sophomore. Reiff started all 13 games at left tackle as a junior before deciding to turn pro. If there’s a knock on him, it’s that his arms are a tad shorter than typical for a left tackle.

Comment: Reiff is more of a right tackle playing on the left side. But he was good value for the Lions here with many expecting him to go earlier.

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