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Riley Reiff leaving Iowa early for the draft

Johnny Adams, Riley Reiff AP

While the school has yet to officially announce it, you can add Riley Reiff‘s name to the list of draft-eligible players leaving school early.

According to Pete Thamel of the New York Times, the offensive tackle informed head coach Kirk Ferentz earlier today of his decision to make himself available for the NFL draft.  Reiff subsequently confirmed to Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he has declared for the draft.

Reiff was a first-team All-Big Ten selection following the 2011 regular season after being a second-team performer the previous year.  He had started all but two games the past three seasons.

The 6-6, 300-pounder is widely viewed as a lock to be taken in the first round of the draft.

All draft-eligible players have until Jan. 15 to file their paperwork with the NFL.  For all of the official declarations thus far, feel free to click HERE.

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3 Responses to “Riley Reiff leaving Iowa early for the draft”
  1. vincentbojackson says: Jan 4, 2012 12:30 AM

    He looks good in black and gold. There’s an NFL team with the same colors that will be after him on draft day if he slides that far.

  2. glink123 says: Jan 4, 2012 2:00 AM

    another Robert Gallory in waiting…

  3. celmclm1 says: Jan 4, 2012 10:22 AM

    LOL Robert Gallory went on to play how many years in the NFL and made how many millions in the NFL? Sure, it wasn’t at LT but he still had a nice career. And if you want to drop Gallory’s name in there let us not forget Brian Bulaga who plays RT for the Packers and in his first year in the NFL has a Super Bowl ring and also played at Iowa. Good Luck Riley.

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