Riley Reiff Scouting Report

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Riley Reiff Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Big10
School: Iowa Hawkeyes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #77
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 300 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 20
Drafted 1.23 in 2012 by DET

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.23
Bench press23
Vertical jump26.5
Broad jump8'2
Three-cone drill7.87
20-yard shuttle4.75

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

In addition to having a great name, Riley Reiff is one of the top tier offensive line prospects likely to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Reiff is 23 years old, which hurts his draft stock a little bit, but it isn't a big concern. Like many other Big 10 prospects that have come before him, Reiff really excels at run blocking and bringing an intense, ferocious attitude each and every snap.

Reiff has to prove from now until the draft that he can be a left tackle. There are concerns about his footwork and lateral quickness. If teams feel he can only play on the right, he'll fall rapidly down draft boards.

In his defense, he's still developing and has room to grow and add more muscle. Coaches will need to continue to develop his mechanics when moving in space, but he makes up for it with good use of hands. He can get under a defender and really neutralize them instantly. He really does a good job of staying after guys and getting in their head because of his relentless style of play. A big problem scouts may have is whether or not he can be a zone blocker. This is just one of those things where people need to see more tape before making a decision on that. A lot of teams use a lot of zone blocking on run plays, so struggling with that would be a big problem.

Last Updated Jan-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

Ready to start on day #1. May go as high as #6. Rams, Cards, Dolphins or NY Jets.

Posted by: 02/21/12 07:29 PM