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Duke players support former teammates at Lions-Redskins game

Members of the Duke football team attended Thursday night's preseason matchup between the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins to support the former Blue Devils on both squads. Lions media information manager Eamonn Reynolds shared a photo of the Durham, N.C., contingent on his Twitter account. Lions guard Laken Tomlinson was the 28th-overall pick in this year's draft. Before Tomlinson...
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Video: Expectations remain high for Duke football in 2015

Never mind the loss of quarterback Anthony Boone, wide receiver Jamison Crowder and offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson, among others, to the NFL. The Duke Blue Devils still expect to field one of the ACC's most competitive programs during the 2015 season.Head coach David Cutcliffe is charged with the tough task of replacing Duke's departed stars. Duke insider Dave Harding tells Jeff...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Laken Tomlinson Taken No. 28 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson was taken at No, 28 overall by the Detroit Lions in this year’s NFL Draft. He is the first player to be taken in the first round out of Duke since 1987, when linebacker Mike Junkin went No. 5 to the Cleveland Browns. Round 1 – Pick 28 The @Lions select Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke. #NFLDraft — #NFLDraft ...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Detroit Lions 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Laken Tomlinson G, Duke Initial Reaction: Earlier than expected, no doubt about that. But it does give them one hell of a set of guards. Continuing to give those offensive weapons room to move is very important for a team like the Lions. But a tad to early for me, they could of gotten better value as far as talent goes.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

More than the average draft prospect sums up Laken Tomlinson

Most football players have the nasty stigma of not being not smart; however there is a prospect named Laken Tomlinson who played his college football for the Duke Blue Devils. Yes that school that has  a dominant powerhouse in basketball and yes I am talking about its football team and a prospect that is making waves off the field as much as he is on it. What makes Laken Tomlinson...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Life for Laken Tomlinson as draft approaches has been hectic

Life is about to change dramatically for former Duke guard Laken Tomlinson. Next week, he will be drafted by an NFL team and officially begin his career as a professional football player.However, that doesn't mean he's lounging around until then.Tomlinson described the draft process in a special to this week, describing his preparation as "one of the busiest times" of his...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft expert: Duke G Laken Tomlinson is better than expected

The team that ends up drafting Duke guard Laken Tomlinson next week could be in for a pleasant surprise.Draft analyst Pete Prisco of named Tomlinson to his "Better-Than" team, describing him as a "quality guard" in a brief writeup."He moved to the United States from Jamaica at age 10, so he's late to the game," Prisco writes of Tomlinson. "But he has developed into...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Duke G Laken Tomlinson

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason; these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. With Ramon Foster at the age of 29 and […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Duke G Laken Tomlinson is a post...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Shaun Sarrett Present At Duke Pro Day To See G Laken Tomlinson

The Duke Pro Day is taking place on Wednesday and according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive assistant Shaun Sarrett is present for the event and likely there to check out guard Laken Tomlinson. @Steelersdepot steelers asst O line coach here checking out G Laken Tomlinson — Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) March […] Report: Steelers Shaun Sarrett...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: Duke’s Laken Tomlinson

Laken Tomlinson, Offensive Guard, Duke University Height: 6’3″ (From Combine) Weight: 323 lbs (From Combine) Year: Sr Trait Notes:Footwork – C-Hand Usage – CAwareness – C+Strength and Leverage – C+Run Blocking – B-Pass Blocking – CConsistency – COverall Current Grade – C-Overall Ceiling Grade – B- Footwork and movement skills: Laken Tomlinson has below average...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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