2012 Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Rounds 2-7 After Landing Riley Reiff

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2012 Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Rounds 2-7 After Landing Riley Reiff
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The Detroit Lions got great value and filled a need position by drafting Riley Reiff in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, but still have plenty of work to do.

Reiff will step in from day one and compete for a starting spot at either right guard (for Stephen Peterman) or right tackle (for Gosder Cherilus) and will be expected to inherit the left tackle position once Jeff Backus retires.

The pick represents the first real investment in the offensive line since Martin Mayhew took over for Matt Millen and is a pick many Lions have been clamoring for for years.

Still, the Lions have major needs in the defensive backfield and, down the road, on the defensive line and in the linebacking corps. While the Lions have 21/22 starters returning in 2012, the lack of depth in Detroit showed at points last year and cap issues will only make that worse.

With Reiff already in the fold, here's a plan to fill those holes and help that depth in Rounds 2 through 7.

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