Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's begin this morning with an update on everyone's favorite non-DeflateGate topic of the moment. That, of course, is what team undrafed free agent La'el Collins will wind up with. Specifically, is there really chance Collins could end up with the New York Gians?
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Giants are "among the many teams to show interest in Collins." The former LSU offensive lineman was expected to be a first-round pick, and was possibly in play for the Giants at No. 9, until word surfaced that Louisiana police wanted to talk to him in connection with the shooting death of Brittany Mills, a former Collins girlfriend. He went undrafted.
Collins has never been considered a suspect, has since spoken with the police and paternity tests found Collins is not the father of Mills' unborn child, who also died a week after the shooting of Mills.
Realistically, nearly every NFL team likely has some level of interest in Collins. Who wouldn't have interest in a first-round talent at an undrafted free agent price?
On Wednesday, we discussed where Collins would fit if he signed with the Giants. Having spent a first-round pick on Ereck Flowers, there would not seem to be a starting spot available on the Giants' offensive line unless an injury occurs. Best guess is that Collins would be looked at a versatile backup at guard and right tackle and a candidate to move into the lineup full time at one of those spots in 2016.
That might not be enough to sway Collins, who will have lots of options, to join the Giants. It seems logical he would look for a place where he can probably start from Day 1. There have also been reports he wants to play tackle because in the long run that would help him regain some of the money he lost by not being drafted.
Grantland named second-round pick Landon Collins and third-round pick Owamagbe Odighizuwa to its NFL Draft All-Value Team.
Remember when the Giants were thought to be interested in Norfolk State defensive end Lynden Trail early in the pre-draft process. Trail went undrafted. Walter Football explains why.
Former Giant running back D.J. Ware has been charged with DUI.