ALLEN PARK — First-round pick Laken Tomlinson has signed his rookie contract with the Detroit Lions. The official announcement was made late Thursday afternoon.
Tomlinson’s deal is for four years with a team option for a fifth year. It’s estimated to be worth $8 million according to the rookie wage scale. He was the 28th overall pick in the draft.
Tomlinson could start at left guard where there is an opening since the Lions did not re-sign Rob Sims. It’s not a certainty he will start there but he’ll have a chance to make his case in training camp.
Veteran Manny Ramirez, who was acquired in a trade on the first day of the draft, has taken reps with the starters at left guard and at center in the OTAs.
All of the Lions’ seven 2015 draft picks have now been signed.
The Lions wrap up their OTAs today (Thursday). A three-day mandatory minicamp starts on Tuesday.
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