LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins was well on his way to being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, but a strange incident has immediately changed the course of his future.
Collins’ ex-girlfriend was murdered while pregnant, and he is being questioned by the police although he is not considered a suspect.
Collins is possibly expected to be the father of Brittany Mills’ child though.
Despite not being a suspect, Collins’ draft stock is plummeting as he cannot be fully cleared until the police until the questioning is over.
Collins is expected to be questioned for a long time since murder investigations can often be lengthy.
Due to his reputation being sullied, Collins is requesting that he remove his name from the draft and enter the supplemental draft.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon is a notable player who has come to the NFL through the supplemental draft, which produces players who did not enter the NFL Draft.
UPDATE: Collins’ request to be removed from the draft has been rejected by the NFL.