Adam Schefter reports that LSU OL La’el Collins and his representatives have decided that if he’s not selected by a team Friday night, he will not sign a contract with an NFL and wait to enter the 2016 NFL draft.
- Mike Garafolo points out that the NFL CBA states that a player who refuses to sign with a team that drafts him can be drafted by another team next year.
- Andrew Brandt mentions that although teams won’t know tonight if Collins is cleared, they can hold off on signing him to a contract until training camp, which is three months away.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the NFL has rejected LSU OL La’el Collins’ request to be removed from draft pool until police complete the murder investigation.
This, of course, means that Collins will not be allowed to enter the Supplemental Draft.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the agent for LSU OL La’el Collins is working to get his client pulled from the draft and have him enter the Supplemental Draft.
- According to Glazer, most teams are asking for a full police report that clears him in the murder case that he’s being questioned in before they are willing to draft him.
- Glazer adds that this is the NFL’s call to pull Collins from the draft.
Pulling Collins from the draft pool would be a smart move, assuming that the NFL allows this to happen
The Baton Rouge police department has set up an interview with Collins for after the draft, which leaves teams in a tough position, as they’re unlikely to draft a player who is involved in a serious case.
It’s worth stressing that Collins is not considered a suspect in the murder of a women, but police still would like to question him in the matter.
There was talk that Collins could end up being a first-round pick. However, there’s almost no chance of this happening, even if he had nothing to do with the situation..
We’ll have more updates as the news is available.