10 Offensive Players the Detroit Lions Must Watch at the NFL Combine

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Oct 11, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Laken Tomlinson (77) blocks against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

3. Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke

If ever there was a player that resembled current Lions’ guard Larry Warford it’s Tomlinson. He admitted as much to the media on Wednsday. Considering Warford’s early success in Detroit, why should the Lions not nab another one for the line and perhaps form bookends? Rob Sims isn’t getting any younger, and Tomlinson’s quick feet and big body could be a huge asset to the team. Tomlinson is also a bright team leader. Detroit’s already interviewed him, so he’s worth watching very close this week.

Drills to watch: 3 cone drill, bench press. 

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