2012 NFL Draft Grades: Lions Get Good Marks For Riley Reiff Selection

Draft grades are always a bit subjective right after the draft because the players haven't even played a snap yet, but so far people seem to like the Detroit Lions and their selection of Riley Reiff in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Pete Prisco of CBS liked the pick thanks to the Lions replacing the aging Jeff Backus, giving the Lions a solid A.

This is a good pick. They need to replace Jeff Backus. This kid fell and they landed a need pick.

Walterfootball loved the pick, comparing it to Bryan Bulaga from two years ago, a solid offensive tackle prospect who fell in the draft a bit and was scooped up in the 20's. Walter gave the Lions an A+.

History repeats itself. Two years ago, Iowa tackle Bryan Bulaga was a top-10 prospect who dropped to the 20s. That pick worked out really well, and I'll be shocked if the Lions don't have similar success with Riley Reiff. Detroit really needed a tackle to protect Matthew Stafford, and Reiff was the best player on the board. Great move.

SB Nation's Youtube Channel also liked the pick, giving the Lions an A- for a long term selection to keep Matt Stafford healthy on their NFC North video recap.

That's three A's of different colors for the Lions, and it's hard to complain about scores like that.

For more on the Detroit Lions, head over to Pride Of Detroit. More news and information on the NFL can be found at SB Nation's NFL hub, and you can check out SB Nation's NFL Draft hub for more on this weekend's draft action.

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