The Detroit Lions selected Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff with the 23rd overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fantasy analysis: Detroit has a 35-year-old Jeff Backus coming off elbow surgery on the left side and Gosder Cherilus entering a contract year on the right.
Reiff is a better right tackle prospect than a blindside protector in the NFL. His contributions to Detroit's offense may not come until the 2013 season, but he gives depth and upside to the line.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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