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The NFL Draft has not provided too many shocks just yet.

Jameis Winston was expected to be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marcus Mariota was expected to be taken by the Tennessee Titans.

Both those scenarios have played out, but one ongoing draft storyline that is shocking the NFL Universe right now is the developments surrounding expected first rounder La'el Collins, a former LSU offensive lineman.

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Terrible development

Collins was almost guaranteed a first round selection but when reports leaked last week that he was due to be questioned after the draft by police regarding the murder of a 29-year-old woman, the whole of the NFL lost a little faith in Collins.

The promising lineman has not been selected in the first three rounds of the draft at the time of writing, and this is despite police stating that he is not a murder suspect.

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As ProFootballTalk reports, Collins' situation is becoming more and more complicated.

"At the core of the confusing situation involving tackle La’el Collins is a tragedy — the murder of a 29-year-old woman," PFT reported on Saturday.

"The situation became even more tragic on Friday night; according to Albert Breer of NFL Media, police in Baton Rouge say that the infant daughter of Britney Mills has now died, too.

"Police want to question Collins, who is not a suspect in the murders. Until he is officially cleared, however, it will be difficult for any team to employ him."

Teams do u-turn 

Saints head coach Sean Payton explained on Friday that he thought Collins would be drafted on day two of the draft, but clearly that latest update is likely to have put off any NFL teams that were still interested in the offensive lineman.

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