It's the time of NFL draft season when everything we've known for the past two months is blown up and now it means something totally different. In this case I'm talking about Riley Reiff, the offensive tackle out of Iowa. He's been widely considered a first round pick, probably in the first half of the first round. Most people also have him ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle behind USC's Matt Kalil.
Russ Lande of Sporting News lays it all out on the now free-falling Riley Reiff:
Iowa's Riley Reiff has been rumored to be a top-10 pick since he announced he was leaving school early for the draft. According to sources, teams don't view Reiff as highly. Teams question whether he has the athleticism to be effective pass blocking at left tackle. These concerns will likely place Reiff toward the bottom of the first round or possibly the top of the second round.
I'd be surprised if this happened but it wouldn't be unprecedented. Remember Bryan Bulaga? Some people thought the Chiefs may take him at No. 5 in the 2010 NFL draft. He ended up falling to the 23rd pick. Where is he now? One of the better right tackles in the NFL. So things worked out for him.
In the SB Nation bloggers mock draft, I had the Chiefs taking Reiff with the 11th pick. I was mocked for it but we'll have to wait another week to see if I was rightfully mocked or not.