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Police confirm La'el Collins' interview date - NFL draft stock takes hit

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In 24 hours time the majority of this year's top draft prospects will know where they will playing their NFL football, with the first couple of rounds wrapped up.

We say majority because Offensive Tackle La'El Collins - a first rounder in many people's eyes before this week got underway - may well find himself still waiting to discover his NFL future.

Lack of closure

With police continuing to investigate the death of a former girlfriend of his back in Baton Rouge, the latest development involving Collins (not seen as a suspect) has failed to appease red flags that could end his draft night dreams altogether.  

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Collins left Chicago yesterday in order to comply with police requests to speak to him - an effort to clear his name of any wrongdoing whatsoever as quickly as possible, as well as aid the investigation itself.

News today though from Albert Breer, via the Baton Rouge police department, is that the scheduled interview will not take place until after the NFL Draft.

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With his situation not going to be completely cleared up until the draft is done, and teams wanting to be as sure as they can on each and every draft pick, it is thought that several teams are now planning on steering well clear of Collins altogether.

Down but not out

Collins' attorney yesterday said that the player was no "nowhere around" the incident that saw 29-year-old Brittney Mills lose her life on Friday but that hasn't stopped NFL teams backing off the talented player.

Having previously been seen as a virtual first round lock - going as high as 11th overall in one mock draft - there is now the legitimate prospect of Collins going undrafted altogether.

This would leave him in the unique position of being a sought after prospect with the opportunity to pick where he wants to play pro football. That is of course if his meetings with the police go as planned and he is simply there to supply background information.

NFL fans: Do you think it is right that Collins in slipping down the draft board at this stage? Let us know in the comments section below...

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