For years, many have thought the Detroit Lions should select a replacement for left tackle Jeff Backus. In Iowa's Riley Reiff, they may have one. Reiff will likely begin his career on the right side for Detroit, in place of the atrocious Gosder Cherilous.
Detroit can go after a defensive back or running back later in the draft. To take a player like Reiff is the wise move. He'll keep quarterback Matt Stafford a little cleaner in the pocket next season.
Quick scouting notes: Reiff is a mean run blocker with a nice amount of athleticism to move around on the edge. Comes off the snap low and with a lot of power. Moves his feet around really well in both pass and run blocking.