Draft Reaction: Detroit selects OT Riley Reiff
Although I would determine Reiff to be a bit of a reach as the second tackle off the board, the Lions were able to synthesize need and want and value with their Reily Reiff pick. They couldn’t have gone any longer without a tackle.
Reily Reiff at 23 feels a lot like Brian Bulaga to the Packers two years ago. And with this pick, Reiff becomes the first Big Ten player drafted.
The Detroit Lions are ready to make a run deep into the postseason, and Reiff projects as a complementary part instead of an elite prospect. The Lions will need to get some return out of their prior year drafts with picks including Titus Young, Nick Fairley, Mikel LeShoure, and Jahvid Best. Reiff is not the solution to the underachievement issue of recent Lions picks. But he solidifies the offensive line, an absolute need at this point
Detroit Lions Process Points: 4