BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and sophomore campaigns. Brother Dominic was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2001.
POSITIVES: Smart, explosive blocker who plays with a nasty attitude. Quick into blocks, gets out to the second level and walls opponents from the action. Plays with outstanding leverage, slides his feet in space and adjusts in pass protection. Effective in motion and works to finish blocks.
NEGATIVES: Powerful in the weight room but does not present himself as a strong lineman who drives opponents off the ball.
ANALYSIS: Flashing dominance throughout his college career, Raiola is coming off an uninspired senior campaign. Has the tools and intensity to play at the next level, yet must develop a complete game.