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Lions: Reiff will be fixture at left tackle

Reilly Reiff (USPW/Rick Osentoski)

He might start out on the right side, but versatile draft pick will eventually supplant Jeff Backus.

The Detroit Lions entered the 2012 draft in uncharted territory.  This is the first time that the Lions' opening selection in the NFL draft has occurred past the teens since 2000, when they drafted offensive tackle Stockar McDougle with the 20th overall pick.  As owners of the No. 23 overall selection, the Lions were targeting some players but were destined to be victims of circumstance...

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