The Detroit Lions have selected Iowa
offensive tackle Riley Reiff with the No. 23 pick overall in the
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew vowed the team would stick
to its philosophy of taking the top player available on its draft
board Thursday night unless he was a quarterback. Mayhew insisted
he wouldn't put a need, such as cornerback, ahead of a better
player at a position of strength on the roster.
With the top corners off the board, the Lions added depth on
their aging offensive line.
Detroit had its lowest first-round pick since 1992 when it
drafted Robert Porcher 26th overall. The franchise ended its
11-year playoff drought last season with its first 10-win season
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