NFL Draft

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

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)

Lions Draft: Good Day One, What About Day Two? Dream Scenario Requires A Trade

When your backup plan is either a guy who ran out of the back of the end zone or an undrafted free agent, you’d better do whatever it takes to keep Matt Stafford healthy.

97.1 The Ticket–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

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5 Memorable Moments From The First Round Of The NFL Draft

Here’s a look at some of the most memorable moments from the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

04/30/2015

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)

Lions Trade Down, Pick OL Tomlinson Of Duke At No. 28

The Detroit Lions have drafted guard Laken Tomlinson of Duke in the first round Thursday night after trading down from the No. 23 pick to No. 28 in a deal with Denver.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2015

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

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