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2015 NFL Draft: Martin Mayhew, Jim Caldwell discuss Laken Tomlinson pick

Why did the Detroit Lions draft Laken Tomlinson? Let's take a look at what Martin Mayhew and Jim Caldwell had to say about the pick.

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What went into the Detroit Lions' decision to pick Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson with the 28th overall pick? Both general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Caldwell discussed the pick on Thursday night:

Martin Mayhew

On Tomlinson's draft grade:

On trading down and whether trading up was discussed:

On if the first round played out as expected:

On if Tomlinson will start at left guard:

Jim Caldwell

On Tomlinson's attributes:

On the Lions' interior offensive linemen:

Caldwell's reaction to the pick: