The NFL has apparently rejected a request to remove La'el Collins from the 2015 NFL Draft and allow him to take part in the supplemental draft.
NFL rejected La'el Collins' request to be removed from draft until police complete murder investigation, per source. No supp draft for him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2015
The status of LSU offensive tackle, La'el Collins, a probable first-round pick and potential choice for the New York Giants, until word surfaced Louisiana police wanted to question him as part of a murder investigation, could be dropping out of the 2015 NFL Draft entirely.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that Collins' agents are trying to get him removed from consideration for this draft and subsequently placed into the supplemental draft later this summer. Collins is not believed to be a suspect in the shooting death of a woman who was apparently a former girlfriend, but NFL teams will likely want much more information than is available right now before using a draft pick on Collins.
Before word broke that Collins could be removed from draft consideration, there was still an expectation that he could slide well beyond the first round.
Multiple teams have removed LSU's OL La'el Collins from their draft board. In one week, has gone from potential 1 to off some boards.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2015
The decision on whether to allow Collins to remove his name from consideration for the draft is up to NFL officials.
A league source said he doesn't believe the #NFL will allow La'El Collins to enter the supplemental draft. "He's eligible for this draft."— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 30, 2015