Iowa Hawkeyes tackle Riley Reiff will leave for the NFL Draft, the potential top-10 selection told coach Kirk Ferentz Tuesday. He's the second stud tackle to announce this week, with Jonathan Martin of the Stanford Cardinal also contending for a single-digit pick.
Kyle Orton, Matt Cassel or a player to be named later, none of them would find ideal working conditions behind the Chiefs' current offensive line. Reiff can play either tackle spot, and he will help Jamaal Charles in the run game.
Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 300 pounds, he's the latest highly regarded Iowa player to have arrived with little fanfare. He was only rated a three-star recruit out of Parkston, SD, choosing the Hawkeyes over the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers.