Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated says Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff is poised for bigger and better things in 2013. Reiff, the Lions’ first-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2012, appeared in 15 games last season, starting seven. Burke included Reiff on his list of 10 second-year players who should make a bigger impact this season. “Reiff quietly turned in a solid rookie season — Pro Football Focus graded him out as the Lions’ best run blocker, despite the fact that Reiff played about 900 fewer snaps than Detroit’s 16-game starters, and he saw the bulk of his action as an extra lineman in run-heavy alignments,” Burke writes. “His responsibilities will be much more significant in 2013, as he takes over the left tackle spot replacing Jeff Backus, who started 186 consecutive games for the Lions at that position.” Also on Burke’s list is Packers linebacker Nick Perry from Detroit King, who played college football at Southern California and was drafted No. 28 overall.
Lions' Riley Reiff poised for breakout season, Sports Illustrated says
Detroit News | Jun 11