Early Impressions of 2015 NFL Draft Picks 26-30

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Aug 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive guard Laken Tomlinson (72) makes a block as quarterback Kellen Moore (17) throws the ball during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

Jones is on a team that has a good pass-rush with Randy Gregory and Greg Hardy so he might be okay. Randall went into a situation similar to Jones as Clay Matthews will go back to being the Packers edge-rusher. But rookie corners are known to struggle and it looks like he will probably struggle more than Jones.

If the two corners play well they could very well help their respective teams get to the Super Bowl this year. Then there’s Dorsett, who went to a team that really didn’t need him and didn’t address their weakness (run defense). Now, the Lions with a running game could do something, depending on their Ndamukong Suhless defense.

Tomlinson looks like the truth at guard as does the Lions’ second round pick Ameer Abdullah at running back. With a balanced offense, if the defense holds their end up, they will go to the playoffs and be a tough out. That would have Tomlinson making the biggest impact on his team of this group.