Having fallen out of the draft altogether last weekend, La’El Collins can now take his time deciding where he wants to begin his NFL career.
After a visit with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan on Monday, Collins is now in Dallas for a meeting the Cowboys, per Clarence Hill of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.
There is a caveat, however. Teams are prohibited from meeting with players who were eligible for the 2015 draft at their own residence or on campus until finals are completed. It’s why the Cowboys could not meet with Collins in Baton Rouge with finals currently taking place at LSU this week.
Collins – a possible, if not expected, first-round pick – fell out of the draft altogether after police sought to question him following the murder of Brittany Mills and her unborn child. Now he’ll be forced to sign an undrafted free agent contact for minimum salaries and limited signing bonus available instead of a first-round contract with millions in guaranteed money due to horrible timing.
The Cowboys, Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants are among the many teams to show interest in Collins.