Detroit Lions Midseason Grades: Offensive Tackle Report Card

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Oct 13, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

One of the main storylines during the Lions’ offseason this year was the fact that they were going to start two new offensive tackles after years of stability with Jeff Backus and Gosder Cherilus on the wings.

At the time, Riley Reiff was a foregone conclusion at left tackle, and the right tackle spot was a toss-up between Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard.

Those three appeared to be the only offensive tackles relevant enough to discuss, but nobody expected LaAdrian Waddle to crash the party the way he has. So how does this unit, which was a major source of concern, grade out after eight games?

You’re about to find out, and according to this schedule here, you can also see similar grades for every other position.

Tuesday, October 29 – Guards/Centers & Linebackers

Wednesday, October 30 – Offensive Tackles & Cornerbacks

Thursday, October 31 – Tight Ends & Safeties

Friday, November 1 Running Backs & Defensive Tackles

Saturday, November 2 Special Teams

Sunday, November 3 Coaches

Monday, November 4 Wide Receivers & Defensive Ends

Tuesday, November 5 Quarterbacks & Overall Grades