Detroit Lions' draft pick Riley Reiff seems to be a good fit
ALLEN PARK — It’s way too early to say how the Lions did by drafting OT Riley Reiff in the first round on Thursday night.
However, it does all seem to add up to a solid pick.
Reiff was a riot on a conference call with the Detroit media shortly after he was drafted. He sounded like he was way more comfortable sitting in the barn at his home in South Dakota waiting for the phone to ring than he would have been in glitzy surroundings of Manhattan.
He repeatedly said he was “super excited” to be a Lion. And he also said repeatedly that “whatever happens, happens” when it comes to where he will play this season.
Reiff seems like a nice kid eager to get on with life in the NFL. Of course like-ability doesn’t win football games. But Reiff has the size and the resume to give the Lions’ aging offensive line — average age 30 — help now and in the future.
He needs to have the right attitude. If he does he can learn a ton from Backus and the rest of the offensive line.
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