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2015 NFL Draft: Laken Tomlinson excited to join Lions, play alongside Larry Warford

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Laken Tomlinson is quite pumped to be a member of the Detroit Lions and teammates with Larry Warford.

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After being picked by the Detroit Lions in the first round on Thursday night, Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson spoke with the media. Here's a look at what he had to say:

First, a tweet from the man himself:

On how he heard the news and his reaction to being picked:

On getting to play alongside Larry Warford:

On how much contact he had with the Lions before the draft:

On his high-school commute and playing soccer growing up:

On where his name originated from:

On his post-football plans:

On his strengths as a football player: