Laken Tomlinson- Offensive guard- Duke
Size: 6’3 330lbs

 

                                     -Tomlinson was unheralded coming out of HS, and turned into a leader at Duke

 

  • Experienced- 4-year starter
  • Good leverage
  • Powerful
  • Hasn’t allowed a sack in over 2 years

Analysis: Tomlinson will not wow scouts with his physical abilities or jaw dropping athleticism.  He is a hard working, experienced lineman (4-year starter at Duke) who will come to a NFL team and be an ideal teammate.  Tomlinson stays low coming out of his stance, and wins battles with defenders due to his leverage.  Very impressive Senior Bowl week, he held his own versus some of the best defensive lineman.

Need to improve:

  • Lack of athleticism
  • Doesn’t sustain blocks
  • Not a quick pulling guard
  • Issues getting to 2nd level

Analysis: Tomlinson will not push around defenders at will with his strength, his technique allows him to beat defenders.  I have Tomlinson ranked higher than a lot of draft pundits, and while I see their reports of lack of athleticism etc. NFL teams will love his experience and leadership.  He has been a stud in pass protection, not allowing a sack in over two years.  Once drafted, Tomlinson has the makeup to be a starter at the NFL level.

Round prediction: 3-5

NFL Prediction: JR Sweezy 

 

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL Draft  Laken Tomlinson- Offensive guard- Duke Size: 6'3 330lbs                                        -Tomlinson was unheralded coming out of HS, and turned into a leader at Duke   Experienced- 4-year starter Good leverage Powerful Hasn't allowed a sack in over 2 years Analysis: Tomlinson will not wow scouts with his physical abilities or jaw dropping athleticism.  He is a hard working, experienced...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?