It was only two weeks ago that La’el Collins was expected to be selected in the first round. Plenty has changed since then, as Baton Rouge police would like to speak to the former LSU offensive lineman regarding the murder of his ex-girlfriend. The vicarious involvement in the case has resulted in the guard’s stock plummeting, even though he hasn’t been named a suspect.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter), Collins will meet with investigators on Monday, and teams are hoping to have “reports from security directors” by this evening. Meanwhile, NFL.com’s Albert Breer tweets that the player’s attorney contacted all 32 NFL teams to “explain Collins’ situation.”
More on Collins…
- LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron told Gil Brandt of NFL.com (on Twitter) that he never had a single problem with Collins in college. “He was perfect for us,” Cameron said. Of course, teams are concerned about much more than Collins’ work ethic and attitude at this juncture.
- Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) hears that Collins isn’t getting drafted.
- Meanwhile, Saints head coach Sean Payton said on PFT Live that he believes the offensive lineman will be selected on Friday evening (via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com)
Zach Links contributed to this post.