ALLEN PARK, Mich. Riley Reiff could have been at Radio City Music Hall in New York Thursday night to hear NFL commissioner Roger Goddell make the announcement that Reiff had been selected by the Detroit Lions with the 23rd pick overall.
But thats not Reiff. That is so not Reiff.
Hes a small-town guy who felt much more comfortable staying back home in Parkston, S.D.
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.
Especially, his 92-year-old grandfather, Lloyd Reiff.
Reiff was in the family's pole barn, which was recently constructed to replace a 100-year-old barn, in Parkston, S.D., when Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew called to...
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April 27, 2012
The Detroit Lions needed to find a way to protect Mathew Stafford and they did that by selecting Iowa OT Riley Reiff with the 23rd pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
Reiff was an early entrant into this year’s NFL Draft after leaving Iowa following his junior season in which he earned All-American and All-Big Ten honors. The 6-foot-6 and 300 pound tackle is latest in a long...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Detroit Lions selected former University of Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff with the 23rd pick in Thursday nights first round of the NFL Draft.
It gives the club a player to develop in anticipation of left tackle Jeff Backus likely retirement within the next couple years. Backus, coming off elbow surgery, turns 35 in September.
Reiff, who could play left...
Riley Reiff/OT/Iowa: Shows off some legitimate road-grading play in the run game. Gets in position to keep himself in between the defender and the ball carrier. Fires off the line, locks onto his man, and moves him out of the way. Gets to the second level quickly and finds his target when asked to [...]
Iowa offensive tackles, Riley Reiff and Markus Zusevics have been taking part in the NFL Combine this weekend and are trying to do all they can to impress the scouts.
Markus Zusevics faced some bad luck when it was reported that he tore his left pectoral while doing the bench press on Friday. Zusevics will not take part in anymore events at the combine and will need surgery...
#77 Riley Reiff OT, Iowa – Junior
2009 1st Team All-Big Ten
2010 2nd Team All-Big Ten
2011 1st Team All-Big Ten
2009: 11 starts
2010: 13 starts
2011: 13 starts (finished with 34 consecutive starts)
Arrested for public intoxication and avoiding arrest in July 2008.
No concerns about his strength, as you should expect from a top offensive lineman.
Very good size and has...
Riley Reiff OT Iowa #77
Prototypical height and overall size. Solid fundamentals; does a nice job staying low and using leverage to hold his ground against more physical defensive linemen. Strong lower body allows him to hold his ground against the bull rush. Excellent footwork; uses quick feet to recover when beat off the snap. Nasty run...
TweetFor a few Iowa Hawkeyes, the next step in their football careers will be hearing their names called in April’s NFL draft.
There are six Hawkeyes that have a shot at being selected in next year’s NFL Draft. The Hawkeyes that will be playing in the NFL next season are headlined by Riley Reiff who is projected to be a top 15 pick.
Here is an early look at what round these Hawkeyes...
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...