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Detroit Lions' Manny Ramirez working ahead of Laken Tomlinson, looking to crash the party

Detroit Lions' Manny Ramirez working ahead of Laken Tomlinson, looking to crash the party

Much of the offseason hype has centered on Laken Tomlinson, the Duke guard whom Detroit selected after trading back in the first round of the NFL draft. But the club also picked up Ramirez in that deal with Denver. And it was Ramirez who opened OTAs this week working with the first unit at left guard.
Grand Rapids Press May 15, 2015
Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions offensive line 'like night and day' since draft

Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions offensive line 'like night and day' since draft

When Stafford saw Detroit got an offensive lineman in the deal, Manny Ramirez, he was excited. And when he saw Detroit got another offensive lineman at 28th overall, Duke's Laken Tomlinson, he was especially so.
Pride Of Detroit May 6, 2015

Detroit Lions draft profile: Laken Tomlinson

Taking a closer look at Detroit Lions offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and determining his outlook for the 2015 season. With the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions decided to trade back five spots with the Denver Broncos to acquire two additional picks (2015 and 2016 fifth-rounders) and offensive guard Manny Ramirez. A pretty good deal considering the Lions were allegedly targeting USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the No. 23 overall pick, had he not been taken by the Philadelphia Eagles three picks ahead of them. Instead, the Lions selected Duke OG Laken...
Detroit Lions unlikely to sign La'El Collins

Detroit Lions unlikely to sign La'El Collins

The answer: No. The question: Do the Lions have an interest in signing offensive lineman La’El Collins? Believe me, it’s not going to happen. First, the Lions got two guards for the price of one in the first round of the draft last weekend by selecting Laken Tomlinson and trading for veteran guard/center Manny Ramirez. Collins was projected to be a right tackle or guard in the NFL. Second, it appears the Lions have put even more emphasis on drafting and signing young men of high character. It’s likely influence from coach Jim Caldwell blended with the directives of ownership...
Pride Of Detroit May 5, 2015

What needs remain for the Lions following the draft?

What are the Detroit Lions' biggest remaining needs following the 2015 NFL Draft? How did the 2015 NFL Draft affect the Detroit Lions' list of needs? First, let's recap the needs they addressed during the draft: Offensive guard (Laken Tomlinson, plus Manny Ramirez via a trade) Running back (Ameer Abdullah) Cornerback (Alex Carter and Quandre Diggs) Defensive tackle (Gabe Wright) Fullback (Michael Burton) Offensive tackle (Corey Robinson) In the first round, the Lions not only drafted Laken Tomlinson to be their starting left guard, but they also acquired Manny Ramirez in a trade with the...
NFL analysts grade Detroit Lions 2015 draft

NFL analysts grade Detroit Lions 2015 draft

Here’s a look at how  NFL analysts from around the country graded the Detroit Lions 2015 draft class: Bleacher Report grade: B-plus Comments: Every football fan watching the draft wondered what the Lions were doing reaching for a guard with the No. 28 overall pick. Then they heard Tomlinson's inspirational story, and they all wanted the world's biggest future neurosurgeon on their team. Tomlinson, second-year center Travis Swanson, third-year guard Larry Warford and veteran swing guard/center Manny Ramirez—acquired in the trade down to 28—form an imposing interior line. Not only...
Detroit Lions — Manny Ramirez returns after 4 years with Broncos

Detroit Lions — Manny Ramirez returns after 4 years with Broncos

Manny Ramirez spoke to Detroit media on Friday. ALLEN PARK — The Lions are a much different team today than when Manny Ramirez was released in October 2010. And, in turn, Ramirez is a different person. “What’s different about me? Just in general, I’m a whole different person as an individual,’’ Ramirez said on Friday. “I feel like I matured a lot. When I got released from here it did hurt a lot, you know, but at the same time I truly believe that it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It put a lot of things in perspective for me. It was important in how I...
Pride Of Detroit May 1, 2015

Manny Ramirez talks about returning to the Lions

Manny Ramirez started his career with the Detroit Lions, and now he's back with the team after being traded by the Denver Broncos on Thursday. In exchange for moving down five spots in the first round on Thursday night, the Detroit Lions got two fifth-round picks and offensive lineman Manny Ramirez from the Denver Broncos. Ramirez actually played for the Lions from 2007-10, and now he's officially back in Detroit after passing his physical on Friday. Also on Friday, Ramirez met with the media and discussed being traded to the Lions. Here's a recap of his comments: On his tough...
Grand Rapids Press May 1, 2015
Manny Ramirez returns to Detroit Lions humbled by past experiences, ready to compete

Manny Ramirez returns to Detroit Lions humbled by past experiences, ready to compete

Ramirez thought he'd be the man, part of new direction of the organization, when he was drafted by the Lions in 2007. It wasn't until he was cut, and landed in Denver, that he got his career on track.
Detroit Lions: Five things you should know about Manny Ramirez

Detroit Lions: Five things you should know about Manny Ramirez

Five things you should know about guard/center Manny Ramirez who the Detroit Lions acquired in a draft-day trade from the Broncos on Thursday night. This is his second stint with the Lions after he was drafted in the fourth round by the Lions in 2007 and played in Detroit through the 2010 season. At age 32, Ramirez will be the veteran in the offensive line room to provide leadership. “It is important anytime that you can get a guy that’s been around and played in this league and has some pelts on the wall,’’ coach Jim Caldwell said. “He can help you. Without question...
Pride Of Detroit May 1, 2015

Lions draft rumors: Was Nelson Agholor the target at No. 23?

Were the Detroit Lions targeting USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor before ultimately trading down in the first round? Why exactly did the Detroit Lions decide to trade down five spots in the first round on Thursday night? On the surface, there simply seemed to be more value in adding two fifth-round picks and offensive lineman Manny Ramirez. Plus, by only dropping five spots, the Lions were able to add even more O-line depth by taking Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson. Another potential factor in the Lions' decision to trade down surprisingly might have revolved around what the...
Pride Of Detroit May 1, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: The case for Laken Tomlinson

Making the case for the Detroit Lions' first-round selection: Laken Tomlinson. Wow. This pick shocks me as much as the next guy. I applaud the Detroit Lions for trading back and basically ripping the Denver Broncos off, adding a couple of extra picks and OG Manny Ramirez. This was truly a great move by general manager Martin Mayhew. Conversely, I don't think Laken Tomlinson is the guy I would have selected with the 28th overall pick. My thought was that the Lions had a bigger need at offensive tackle than they did on the interior (with LaAdrian Waddle's health in question), but adding any...
Mile High Report May 1, 2015

The ultimate collection of Shane Ray highlights

Not sure how to feel about the Shane Ray selection by the Broncos? Perhaps these videos will get you excited about the potential he has as a pass rusher at the next level and the havoc he, Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware will impose against the competition The Broncos ended up trading Manny Ramirez, as well as fifth round picks in 2015 and 2016 to move up from the 28th selection and nab Missouri defender Shane Ray with the 23rd overall selection.  Ray is a polarizing prospect who screams "boom or bust", but if he keeps his off-the-field concerns in check he has all the potential in the world...
Pride Of Detroit May 1, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Best available players for Lions on Day 2

There's still a lot of talent left for the Detroit Lions on the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft. Let's examine who might be a good fit for them. Going into the 2015 NFL Draft, offensive guard was one of the Detroit Lions' biggest needs considering they didn't have a single left guard on their roster. To rectify that situation, the Lions not only traded for offensive guard/center Manny Ramirez, but they also spent the 28th overall pick on Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson. Following those moves, the guard position is pretty much set, meaning the Lions can turn their attention to other...
Pride Of Detroit May 1, 2015

Lions had three offers to trade down

The Detroit Lions had multiple offers to trade down in the first round, and Martin Mayhew explained why he ultimately went with the Denver Broncos deal. As it turns out, trading down wasn't so difficult after all. The Detroit Lions actually ended up in a perfect spot to trade down from the 23rd overall pick considering they had three different offers on the table, according to general manager Martin Mayhew. All of the trades would have kept the Lions in the first round, and they ultimately chose the Denver Broncos as their trade partner because they got offensive lineman Manny Ramirez...

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