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2012 NFL Draft Grades: Lions Make Solid Selection With Riley Reiff

Coming off of their first playoff appearance in 12 seasons, the Detroit Lions looked to improve their team on Thursday night with the 23rd overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. According to SB Nation's NFL Editor, Joel Thorman, the Lions made a solid pick at 23 when they selected tackle Riley Reiff.

"I'm probably higher on this pick than others but Riley Reiff is a technically sound tackle who has good value at No. 23. The Lions found themselves a starting offensive tackle with the 23rd pick."

Boasting one of the most dynamic offenses last season, the addition of Reiff will be a welcome move for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford who has had to battle injuries in the past. Reiff, a junior standout at Iowa stands at 6-foot-5 and 313 pounds and started 37 of 39 games during his years as a member of the Hawkeyes. he decided to skip his senior season to enter the draft.

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