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Detroit Lions draft Duke guard Laken Tomlinson

Laken Tomlinson, a guard from Duke, was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 28th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Tomlinson, who is 6-3 and 323 pounds, aspires to be a neurosurgeon after football.

Has thick buildd and is as wide as a refrigerator or a Coke machine depending on which scout is describing him.

Tomlinson could start at left guard where there is an opening although the Lions also received Manny Ramirez in the trade with Denver.

The Lions had the 23rd pick in the first round but made a trade with Denver and moved down five spots. In the trade they got an extra fifth round pick this year, guard Manny Ramirez and a fifth-round pick in 2016.

The Lions have six more picks in the draft which continues on Friday at 7 p.m. with rounds two and three. The draft wraps up starting at noon on Saturday with rounds four through seven. It is televised live on ESPN and the NFL Network.


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