The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone and the future of former LSU Tigers offensive lineman La’el Collins remains up in the air.
Despite meeting with Baton Rouge police to answer questions relating to the murder of his ex-girlfriend and the woman’s baby and continuing to not be a suspect of person of interest in the crime, Collins is a free agent.
In fact, Collins is unable to meet with NFL teams because of league rules.
“Clubs are prohibited from visiting a player who was eligible for the 2015 Draft at his campus or residence if the player has withdrawn from school and final exams have yet to conclude at the school,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk. “This includes drafted players, any undrafted players that have signed as free agents, and any undrafted players that have yet to sign.”
The good news for Collins and teams interested in his services is that LSU finals are set for May 9.
At that time, Collins can begin having official meetings with teams around the league to determine whether he will suit up this season.
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