Found October 16, 2012 on NFL Draft Zone:
PLAYERS: Riley Reiff
TEAMS: Detroit Lions

Riley Reiff still looks like a kid. He’s quiet and visibly nervous when he speaks with reporters. But that’s only off the field.
On the field, it’s different. The Lions’ rookie offensive lineman is maturing before everyone’s eyes.
In Sunday’s overtime win at Philadelphia, the first-round pick played 22 snaps on offense when he lined up at tight end in the Lions’ jumbo package.
It was the most action Reiff had gotten by far with the offense. He had played just nine total snaps of offense in four previous games.
“That young Reiff fella’s for real,” receiver Nate Burleson said Monday. “You don’t get a lot of live action when you’re playing with an offensive line like we’ve got.
“But putting him out there and watching him block and the feistiness he has? He’s running up on veterans on the Eagles’ D-line, pushing them around, shoving them around, picking up our running backs at the end of the play, making his blocks, throwing guys out of the hole. That Reiff guy’s legit.”
Coach Jim Schwartz said Reiff has earned the playing time. Lions are giving Reiff the praise, but he will have to continue to work hard if he wants to be great in this league.


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