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NFL rejects request to remove La'el Collins from draft, per report

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FOX Sports reports agents trying to get him removed from the draft, entered in supplemental draft.

La'el Collins
La'el Collins
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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.


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.

The decision on whether to allow Collins to remove his name from consideration for the draft is up to NFL officials.