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Laken Tomlinson goes in first round, lands with Lions at No. 28

Many expected Duke guard Laken Tomlinson to be selected Friday, after the first round of the 2015 NFL draft had passed. That wasn't the case, however, as the former Blue Devil heard his name called on Thursday night, when the Detroit Lions selected him with the 28th-overall pick.Tomlinson, a consensus All-American as a senior, was the last of seven offensive linemen selected in the...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lions select OG Laken Tomlinson out of Duke

After trading back to the 28th pick with the Denver Broncos, Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions selected Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson. During the combine, Tomlinson ran a 5.33 40, 25 reps at the bench press, a 31.5 vert, 103.0 inch broad jump, 8.17 3 cone drill and a 4.87 20 yard shuttle. The highlights with Tomlinson is he has plenty of strength at the position and didn...
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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

Duke's Laken Tomlinson prepares for the NFL draft

Some college football players are lucky enough to get drafted by an NFL franchise; an even luckier subsection has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the draft.Former Duke guard Laken Tomlinson is one of those players.The 2015 NFL draft will be held in Chicago, Tomlinson's hometown. Watch the video from the Blue Devil Network below to see what the consensus All-American...
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April 28, 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 NFL.com this week, describing his preparation as "one of the busiest times" of his...
Via FOX Sports
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 CBSSports.com 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...
Via FOX Sports
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 from...
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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 feet and tends to...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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