Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/2ndM...POutland...2012: NA...2011: DS #41 Fr OG
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Draft Scout Laken Tomlinson News
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OG-Laken Tomlinson, Jr.-R, Duke (26)...Tomlinson has been on the field for nearly 900 snaps and anchors an offensive line that has allowed Duke to rush for 173.7 yards per game and pass for 234.4 yards per game. Behind Tomlinson’s protection, Duke has surpassed 20 rushing and 20 passing touchdowns in the same season for the first time in school history while surrendering just 16 sacks in 13 games for the third fewest in the ACC. - Duke football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): G Laken Tomlinson, Duke, 6-3, 320, Jr.-R, Chicago, Ill. (90)...Tomlinson, a 6-3, 220-pound redshirt junior from Chicago, Ill., has been on the field for 844 snaps – fifth-most on the team – and anchors an offensive line that has allowed Duke to rush for 179.9 yards per game and pass for 242.2 yards per game. Behind Tomlinson’s protection, Duke has surpassed 20 rushing and 20 passing touchdowns in the same season for the first time in school history while surrendering just 14 sacks in 12 games for the third fewest in the ACC. - Duke football
07/17/13 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Laken Tomlinson, Duke, G...Last year, Tomlinson spearheaded a Blue Devil offensive front that ranked second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt as quarterback Sean Renfree topped the 3,000-yard barrier for the second time in his career. The Duke passing game also featured two 1,000-yard receivers in all-conference selections Jamison Crowder and Conner Vernon. In the run game, Tomlinson helped open holes as Duke’s top three running backs combined to average 4.95 yards per carry with 1,401 yards on 283 attempts.
Tomlinson is one of 11 players from the ACC tabbed to the watch list. The 75-man list features 25 offensive tackles, 20 offensive guards, 19 defensive tackles and 11 centers. Duke’s lone recipient of the Outland Trophy is Mike McGee, who earned the honor in 1959. Also the ACC Player of the Year and first team All-America pick that season, McGee went on to earn enshrinement into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990. - Duke football
09/10/12 - STILL NEEDS WORK: The offensive line continued to have breakdowns that showed a lack of consistency in the loss at Stanford. It was a disturbing development for a unit that's expected to show stability for the Blue Devils. - The Sports Xchange
06/15/12 - Top-five Duke prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. OG Laken Tomlinson (6-3, 315)...Only a redshirt sophomore, Tomlinson impressed coaches last season as a freshman, starting every game at right guard for the Blue Devils' offense. Out of high school, the Illinois-product received scholarship offers from Ohio State, Michigan State and Illinois, but he chose to accept an offer from Duke, redshirting in 2010. Tomlinson fought for playing time last summer and earned the starting nod at guard, impressing the Duke coaching staff with his aggressive and physical playing style. While he's still growing into his body and polishing his technique, Tomlinson has a bright future ahead of him as he continues to develop. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com