Thursday, February 16, 2012

Draft Prospects: Riley Reiff

San Diego has a strong need for depth and quality on the offensive line. With that in mind, next up for ChargerMadness is Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff.

Position: OT
Height: 6' 6''
Weight: 300 Lbs.

Pros: Reiff is extremely athletic for his position, which may be due to the fact that he is a converted tight end. Reiff has good lateral agility and can prevent the bull rush. Reiff also has great reach and can reroute ends trying to speed rush inside. Reiff plays with a mean streak and has good footwork.

Cons: Reiff needs to work on his form as he sometimes overextends and needs to improve his posture. Sometimes can be pushed around by larger ends due and doesn't always have the best hand placement. he doesn't always get off the ball quickly, making up for this in college with his long reach. This will be an area that he will need to improve in, but it should come with coaching.

Reiff has the athletic ability to be a great tackle in the NFL. Reiff would be an immediate upgrade at right tackle over Clary and has all the tools to eventually switch over to left tackle.

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