TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 18:  Wide receiver Jaelen Strong #21 of the Arizona State Sun Devils runs with the football after a reception against cornerback Alex Carter #25 of the Stanford Cardinal during the fourth quarter of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Sun Devils defeated the Cardinal 26-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

For New Lion Alex Carter, Previous Connections To Team Include Mayhew, Mathis, Sanders

Even before the Lions selected him with the 80th overall pick in the draft, cornerback Alex Carter had some connections to the team.

CBS Detroit–05/02/2015

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Running back Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball in the first half against cornerback Alex Carter #25 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 7, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Lions Trade Up In Third Round, Select Cornerback Alex Carter

Carter started 12 games as a junior and recorded 41 tackles, defended 10 passes, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 03: Kurtis Drummond #27 of the Michigan State Spartans tackles Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during fourth quarter action at Spartan Stadium Stadium on November 3, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Nebraska won the game 28-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With First Two Picks, Lions Make Clear Their Intention Of Improving Run Game

With their first three moves of the NFL draft, the Detroit Lions backed up their talk about plans to improve their run game.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Laken Tomlinson of the Duke Blue Devils holds up a jersey after being picked #28 overall by the Detroit Lions during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

New Lion Laken Tomlinson Looks Back On Long Road From Jamaica To Detroit

Tomlinson moved to the U.S. from Jamaica when he was 11, after growing up in a crowded home on the Caribbean island.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks to make a move on Courtney Avery #11 of the Michigan Wolverines in the first quarter at Michigan Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Select Nebraska Running Back Ameer Abdullah With Second-Round Pick

Abdullah rushed for 1,611 yards and 19 touchdowns on 264 attempts as a senior.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:   Detroit Lions helmets sit on the sideline during their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions Can Still Use Help On DL, At RB In Draft

By adding two new offensive linemen, the Detroit Lions bolstered one area of concern. But there are still some more positions of need.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2015

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 5:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos runs the offense as center Manny Ramirez #66 waits to snap the ball int he first quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Chance To Add Ramirez Key Factor In Lions’ Decision To Move Back In Draft

“The opportunity to get Manny was pretty important for us,” general manager Martin Mayhew said. “We had three opportunities to move back.”

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

Offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson of Duke in action during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 20, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Intelligence, Ambition Among Attributes That Attracted Lions To Laken Tomlinson

Eventually, Tomlinson wants to go to medical school and become a neurosurgeon, but first he will play guard for the Detroit Lions.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 20: Offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson of Duke runs the 40-yard dash during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 20, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

After Trading Down To 28, Lions Select Duke Guard Laken Tomlinson

The Lions moved from 23rd to 28th and received veteran offensive lineman Manny Ramirez, a 2015 fifth-round pick and a 2016 fifth-round pick.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Offensive Line, Defensive Tackle, Running Back Among Needs Lions Could Address In Draft

“One thing that I’ve learned about this process is it’s very unpredictable. You don’t know what’s going to happen, so you’ve got to prepare for everything. We’ll be ready for every alternative.”

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015