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Lions notes: Laken Tomlinson picks his number

Detroit Lions notes looks at Laken Tomlinson, Zach Zenner and much more.

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  • The Detroit Lions' entire 2015 draft class has now been assigned numbers. Earlier in the week, five of the Lions' 2015 draft picks were assigned numbers, and third-round pick Alex Carter picked No. 33 shortly after. Then, on Wednesday, first-round pick Laken Tomlinson decided to take the No. 72 jersey. It seemed like he was going to get No. 77, but Cornelius Lucas is evidently sticking with that number.

  • Stanford defensive backs coach Duane Akina, who also coached at Texas, spoke to the Detroit Free Press about Carter and sixth-round pick Quandre Diggs.

  • In a draft diary for FOX Sports, South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner talked about signing with the Lions as an undrafted free agent.

  • Northern Michigan long snapper Trever Kruzel, who will try out with the Lions this weekend at their rookie minicamp, has actually been working as a car salesman in the Upper Peninsula.

  • Larry Webster was on the losing end of a Mayweather-Pacquiao bet with Xavier Proctor and got a rather interesting haircut as a result.

  • Several post-draft power rankings are now out, and the Lions are ranked as follows: 12th (ESPN), 11th (, 11th (CBS Sports) and 10th (FOX Sports).

  • SB Nation has a list of 125 players worth keeping an eye on for next year's NFL Draft.

  • Quite a few players who didn't even get invited to this year's NFL Combine managed to get drafted anyway.