INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Riley Reiff of Iowa participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
With the 13th pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Dan Wolford selected for the Arizona Cardinals, who earned the 13th overall pick with an 8-8 record.
With the No. 13 pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select...
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
This pick came down to the two players, Riley Reiff and Dontari Poe. The major needs I could identify were O-line, D-line and Wide Receiver and with both Floyd and Blackman gone, wide out was out of the question. The top two players left to chose from couldn't be further from each other when you evaluate them, one was all POE-tental and Reiff was polished and NFL ready in the run game but how high is his ceiling?
The determining factor was the tackle that the Cards have now in levi brown. Earlier this off season the tackle was released and resigned at a cap friendly number but he still fits the right side better than the left and if Reiff reaches his potential as a pass blocker then the team could make that switch. By adding Reiff the Cards would instantly upgrade the right side run blocking and would give the team and Kevin kolb some security. Getting a starting caliber tackle at 13 would be a coup for any team but I will almost guarantee that in real life Riley Reiff will be long gone by 13. Oh and GO BENGALS!
Riley Reiff Highlights:
Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
The Cardinals are in desperate need of a franchise OT. I don't know if Reiff is exactly that, but I'm certain he's a starting NFL lineman who should be very solid for years. They needed to protect Kevin Kolb at all costs and Reiff should help.
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|9||Carolina||Jason Blanton||Luke Kuechly LB|
|10||Buffalo||Casey Penn||Michael Floyd WR|
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor||David DeCastro OG|
|12||Detroit (projected trade)||Andrew Perrotta||Stephon Gilmore CB|
|13||Arizona||Dan Wolford||Riley Reiff OT|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison|
|23||Seattle (projected trade)||Jared Egner|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner|
Do you agree with this pick?
Yes, I love it! (104 votes)
Good player, but not what the team needs (8 votes)
Right position (group), but wrong player (15 votes)
No, I don't agree at all (14 votes)
Mmm... Donuts! (31 votes)
172 total votes