The police will not interview LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins until after the draft for information relating to the murder of a pregnant woman, Albert Breer of NFL.com tweets. There has been no date or time set for the interview yet.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (link) hears that the police are not done with their investigation and they are not yet ready to talk to Collins. The lack of closure on Collins’ situation is hurting his stock now and several teams have told Breer (link) that they won’t touch him as a result.
In the final version of his mock draft, PFR’s Rob DiRe projected Collins to go No. 14 to the Dolphins. Talent-wise, Collins has been universally regarded as a first round caliber player. His somewhat murky legal situation, however, has thrown everything into flux. Peter King of TheMMQB.com reported yesterday that one team interested in drafting a tackle in the first round was debating whether or not to keep Collins on its board.