The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have acquired offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from the Detroit Lions in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.* *Tomlinson must pass a physical for the trade to be executed.
Tomlinson (6-3, 312), was originally drafted by the Lions as the 28th overall selection of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in 32 games (24 starts) and made one postseason start along the offensive line. In 2016, he appeared in all 16 regular season games (10 starts) and started in the team's Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks. A 25-year-old native of Chicago, IL, Tomlinson made 52 career starts in four seasons (2011-14) at Duke University. As a senior in 2014, he earned First-Team All-America honors and was named First-Team All-ACC for the second-consecutive season.