Charlie Campbell has his latest mock draft up for the 2012 NFL Draft coming up in April and the Kansas City Chiefs finally get their franchise tackle if the draft falls the way he sees it. After holding steady with Barry Richardson at right tackle the last two seasons, the Chiefs are rumored to finally upgrade the position this off-season and draft his replacement and Riley Reiff of Iowa would certainly do the trick. In fact, Reiff might force Branden Albert to find a new spot. Campbell writes:
The Chiefs would have a tough decision to make between Reiff and Trent Richardson, but they already have some quality running backs on the roster. There should be some good running backs available to Kansas City in the second round, but there won't be a left tackle close to Reiff's caliber.
Reiff was a solid left tackle for the Hawkeyes. At 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, he has the frame to add some more power. Reiff is a technician who was well-coached at Iowa. The junior looks like he has the ability to switch to right tackle, and possibly guard, if needed, but would have to put on some weight for either of those positions. Reiff's natural position is left tackle, and he should turn into a quality left tackle in the NFL.
Reiff had a very good game against Pittsburgh defensive end Brandon Lindsey. The rest of Reiff's schedule was very manageable. He had no issues with Michigan's defenders and played well against Nebraska. Reiff didn't allow a sack to Oklahoma's Frank Alexander in the Bowl game, but did surrender a sack to R.J. Washington on a bull rush.