Riley Reiff Will Play Some Guard During Training Camp

So far, Detroit Lions first-round pick Riley Reiff has played strictly offensive tackle. When he was drafted back in April, there was an expectation for him to move all over the offensive line and get time at guard and tackle. However, during the OTAs and minicamps earlier this offseason, Reiff only saw time at tackle.

During training camp, the Lions plan to play Reiff at both tackle and guard. Jim Schwartz said on Thursday that tackle is still Reiff's primary position, but they will start to get him some time inside as well.

"He’s mainly going to play left and right tackle, but you’ll definitely see him at guard like a lot of our other players," he said of Reiff.

The Lions are big on versatility with their offensive linemen. I don't expect Reiff to suddenly start competing for one of the starting jobs at guard; it just seems like the Lions want to get him some experience at guard in case he ever needs to replace a guard during a game for whatever reason. It still appears that if Reiff is going to crack the starting lineup in his rookie season, he'll do so at tackle.

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