Iowa Hawkeyes junior offensive tackle Riley Reiff announced he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of college football eligibility.
He figures to be a first round pick, possibly going in the top 10-15.
Reiff (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) was named first team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media in 2011 after earning second-team honors in 2010. He was also named first-team All-America in 2011 by Pro Football Weekly and also earned All-America recognition from Phil Steele’s College Football, SI.com, and Yahoo! Sports.
“Riley has been an outstanding player for us the past three seasons and I am confident he will continue to experience great success in the years ahead,” said Ferentz. “We are very appreciative of his contributions to our team.”
After a redshirt season in 2008, Reiff moved into Iowa’s starting lineup midway through the 2009 season. He had 37 career starts, including the last 34 games of his Hawkeye career.
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