The unfortunate situation involving former LSU Tigers offensive tackle La’el Collins, who was a projected first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, continues to get worse.
After police sought out Collins for questioning relating to the shooting death of an ex-girlfriend — despite not being a suspect — teams started to drop him from their draft boards.
Now, as we enter the fourth round, Collins remains on the board and there is a real chance he could go undrafted.
After a failed attempt to withdraw from the draft and enter the Supplemental Draft, Collins’ agent said his client would sit out the season and re-apply for the 2016 NFL Draft if Collins was not selected in the first three rounds.
Here we are.
Three rounds have gone by and Collins is still on the board.
Unfortunately for Collins, he needs to get drafted if he wants to put his plan in motion. If he goes undrafted, he will become a free agent and uanble to apply for next year’s draft.
Per the NFL, if La'el Collins is drafted, sits out the year, he can enter the '16 draft. If he goes undrafted, he can't enter the '16 draft.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 2, 2015
That makes you wonder what saying he would sit out accomplished.
Now, teams know that Collins does not want to sign a contract, so why draft him?
It is going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.
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