2012 NFL Draft - Pick 23: Riley Reiff, OT, Detroit Lions

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2012 @ 19:46:49 PDT

 


Riley Reiff, OT, Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions selected Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff with the 23rd overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: Detroit has a 35-year-old Jeff Backus coming off elbow surgery on the left side and Gosder Cherilus entering a contract year on the right.

Reiff is a better right tackle prospect than a blindside protector in the NFL. His contributions to Detroit's offense may not come until the 2013 season, but he gives depth and upside to the line.

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Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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