Someday, they may call him Dr. T.
For now, the Detroit Lions have themselves a pretty ambitious offensive lineman.
The Lions used the 28th pick to select Laken Tomlinson, a guard who someday wants to be a neurosurgeon.
He grew up in Jamaica and ended up as a premed student at Duke.
His desire to be a doctor came on a visit back to Jamaica, where he watched his grandfather die because of what he called inadequate health care in his home country.
"That angered me and I wanted to change that," Tomlinson said. "My goal in life is to, one day, go back to Jamaica and change the health care system there."
Jet knows priority
The way Leonard Williams sees it, getting ready to play in the NFL with the Jets won't be much of a problem.
"USC really prepared me," he said. "They're almost an NFL program, in college."
Williams already sounds like he knows what's important about playing for the Jets.
"I hope that's the first sack of my career, against Tom Brady," he said.
Cleveland didn't make any picks of the Johnny Manziel variety this year in the first round, choosing instead to go with "safe" choices: offensive lineman Cameron Irving of Florida State and nose tackle Danny Shelton of Washington.
The newest Browns made more of a splash on draft night for what they wore, not who they were.
Shelton wore a traditional Samoan skirt called a lava-lava, as a tribute to his heritage. And Irving wore a tux that made him look more like a maitre d' than a future NFL star.