Reports Say Reiff To Enter NFL Draft
by KDLT Sports
January 03, 2012 9:57 PM
Iowa left tackle Riley Reiff will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to multiple media reports.
According to The New York Times, Reiff has informed Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz of his decision.
The first-team All-Big Ten selection is widely projected as a top 10 pick in April's NFL draft. ESPN's Scouts Inc. projects Reiff as the eighth best overall prospect, while Reiff is No. 7 on ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board.
Reiff started all but two games (37 total) during his Iowa career. He took over for Bryan Bulaga, an eventual first-round pick by the Green Bay Packers, during the 2009 season after Bulaga was briefly hospitalized.
Reiff earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2010 as well.