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Iowa's Reiff third top OT to declare for draft

Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:51 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2012 3:37 pm
 
Iowa's Riley Reiff will enter the NFL Draft, becoming the third top-rated offensive tackle by NFLDraftScout.com to announce he is leaving school with a year of eligibility remaining.

He joins Southern California's Matt Kalil, who declared last month he was leaving for the NFL, and Stanford's Jonathan Martin, who made his announcement earlier Tuesday. All three are considered potential picks in the top half of the first round in April.

"Riley made his own decision," Reiff's mother, Jo, told the Des Moines Register. "We didn't help him out in any way. What he decided was OK with us.

"He finally came up with the decision."
  
Reiff, 6-feet-6 and 300 pounds, is the No. 5-rated overall prospect for 2012 by NFLDraftScout.com and is No. 10 on Rob Rang's Big Board. He has been a standout on the Hawkeyes' line since starting 11 of 13 games in 2009 while seeing time at left tackle, left guard and right tackle. He took the left tackle spot over fulltime in 2010, filling in for first-round pick Bryan Bulaga.
  
Iowa running back Marcus Coker had seven 100-yard rushing games in 2011, with Reiff leading the effort in the run blocking.
  
Unlike Bulaga, Reiff is considered a left tackle prospect in the NFL. He's athletic enough to stone speed rushers and plays with tenacity in the run game.
  
Meanwhile, running back Mika’il McCall, who was suspended for the final two games of the season, told the Register by text message that he will not be returning to the program.
Comments

Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:41 pm
 

Iowa's Reiff third top OT to declare for draft

I am happy for Reiff. He was solid player for the 3 years he was here. He had great freshman and sophomore years but digressed a bit this year in my estimation. With that said, he will be much like Bulaga and will be solid at the next level.

McCall...well he is just another RB with an attitude and as we have seen KF doesnt put up with it. McCall thought he should have gotten more PT after coming back from injury and posted some not so nice things on his Facebook account and got suspened for the last two games. Good luck finding a school McCall...as we have found out...not too many schools are looking for a guy with less than 10 carries on his career, had a torn ACL, and has a major attitude problem.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:41 pm
 

Iowa's Reiff third top OT to declare for draft

I am happy for Reiff. He was solid player for the 3 years he was here. He had great freshman and sophomore years but digressed a bit this year in my estimation. With that said, he will be much like Bulaga and will be solid at the next level.

McCall...well he is just another RB with an attitude and as we have seen KF doesnt put up with it. McCall thought he should have gotten more PT after coming back from injury and posted some not so nice things on his Facebook account and got suspened for the last two games. Good luck finding a school McCall...as we have found out...not too many schools are looking for a guy with less than 10 carries on his career, had a torn ACL, and has a major attitude problem.



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:09 am
 

Iowa's Reiff third top OT to declare for draft

Why did McCall leave he looked so good at times?



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:44 pm
 

Iowa's Reiff third top OT to declare for draft

I'm really surprised his draft rank didn't go down this year.  He wasn't as good this year as I would expect from an 1st round draft pick.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:36 pm
 

Iowa's Reiff third top OT to declare for draft

No big surprises here for either Iowa player, we knew McCall was gone, he couldn't handle the pressure, while Reiff, who came in a skinny TE prospect has just excelled and we wish him luck in the next level.


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