Now that the NFL Draft is in the books, let’s take a little closer look at the Lions eight picks.
Reiff was in the family’s pole barn, waiting for the news with his 92-year-old grandfather, Lloyd Reiff.
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff says he turned down an offer to be in New York for the NFL draft to celebrate with family in South Dakota.
What they have in Reiff is a player who probably rates ahead of Cherilus and one who competes for a starting job in training camp.
The Lions lack depth along the offensive line and Reiff played both tackle and guard at Iowa. He will likely contribute immediately.
Riley Reiff was far from the bright lights of New York City during the NFL draft.