Photo of Riley Reiff
Grade
86.0 ?
  • 5.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 98.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.75 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 313LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Reiff is an impressive tackle prospect who declared for the draft after three years of starting every game for Iowa following a redshirt year where he was actually on the defensive side of the ball. He started every game in his career and was very durable considering how heavily Iowa relied on its run game. He is a smart football player who should be able to adapt to the NFL speed and playbooks with ease. Given that he plays at a position with such value, it's unlikely that Reiff will last past the first round of the draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Reiff is a big body who uses his frame well in pass protection. He is powerful blocker who is good to roll his hips into his man to tap into his power and explosion. He is fluid to get out into space and seal the edge or work up to linebacker level. In pass protection he keeps his weight even to have a good anchor and stall bull rushers. Riley has incredible body control and is a true technician working within the box. He uses his hands well but is more of a catcher, a method that has served him well to this point. He has been durable, reliable and nasty on the field for Iowa, and has the flexibility to play on both sides of the line given his fluid footwork.

Weaknesses

Reiff was a very polished player at Iowa who didn't show many weaknesses. He is not the strongest prospect at the position, as he is more of a catch blocker in pass protection and won't have the ability to decleat any ends in the NFL. If any type of foe will give him issues at the next level, it could be heavy 3-4 defensive ends who could out-leverage him and blow him back.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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