ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Riley Reiff has made slow and steady improvement in training camp.
Which is a common experience for many NFL rookies.
Each day provides the Detroit Lions’ first-round draft pick the chance to learn from veterans.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff turned down an offer to be in New York for the NFL draft.
“They tried getting me to go pretty hard,” Reiff said Friday. “But I love South Dakota, I love Parkston. I wanted to spend it with my family.”
Especially, his 92-year-old grandfather, Lloyd Reiff.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Riley Reiff was far from the bright lights of New York City during the NFL draft. To keep his mind occupied on a night out of his control, Reiff chose to just hang out in his family’s barn back in South Dakota.
PARKSTON — A packed crowd at the Boog’s & Co. bar in Parkston erupted Thursday night as Riley Reiff was announced as the 23rd selection in the 2012 NFL Draft by Madden 2013 cover athlete Calvin Johnson.
PARKSTON — At home where he was most comfortable, Riley Reiff found out he will be a Detroit Lion, playing in the NFL.
The offensive tackle who played collegiately at Iowa was selected 23rd overall Thursday around 10:20 p.m., when Lions superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson took the podium at Radio City Music Hall in New York to read the Parkston native’s name.
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper says Parkston native Riley Reiff is deserving of a top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Kiper spoke with reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning for nearly two hours, and he spoke highly of Reiff, a junior offensive tackle who played collegiately at Iowa.
Riley Reiff is well aware his name is being brought up in NFL mock drafts.
The Parkston native and junior offensive tackle for the University of Iowa is ranked the eighth best college football player in the county by Scouts Inc., an ESPN company that evaluates talent in professional and amateur sports.
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