LT - Jeff Backus
RT - Riley Reiff (R)
Bench - Gosder Cherilus, Jason Fox
And this is where things start getting really complicated.
Frankly, Riley Reiff's arrival, however fantastic, complicates the hell out of the offensive line.
Without question, Reiff should play. But at what position? At whose expense?
Reiff can play guard and could take over for Stephen Peterman at RG. But that is a colossal waste of his considerable talent and likely a miscast for him.
So if the Lions play him at tackle, they're looking at moving Gosder Cherilus or Jeff Backus off-tackle. Neither has any notable experience at guard, though people have been talking about kicking Backus inside for years.
But that raises another issue: Is Reiff, as a rookie, ready for the blind side? Could he use a year at RT to help get him up to speed? Can Cherilus play guard?
It's a good problem to have, but it's utterly maddening to contemplate the possibilities.
Oh, on a side note, if Jason Fox is healthy, he should beat out Corey Hillard for a roster spot. If the guy has developed at all between injuries in the last two years, he could be another player in the mix at RT.
Of course, if he's hurt still/again, Hilliard is obviously the pick, and the Lions will need to think about cutting ties with Fox.