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La'El Collins makes huge career decision after draft blow

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The 2015 NFL Draft did not provide too many shocks. 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 played out, but one draft storyline that is still shocking the NFL Universe is the developments surrounding expected first rounder La'El Collins, a former LSU offensive lineman.

Collins was a guaranteed first rounder until it was revealed last week that police want to question him in relation to the death of a 29-year-old woman and her daughter.

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Still planning to play

Despite not being named as a suspect, teams decided not to draft Collins due to the developments.

The fact that Collins was not drafted is a blow to his chances of playing in the NFL in 2015, but ProFootballTalk reported on Sunday that he still plans to try and sign for an NFL team once he has talked with police.

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"Collins intends to meet with police on Monday for questioning in connection with a murder case that now involves two deaths — a 29-year-old woman and her infant child. Collins is not a suspect in the case, but because he has not been cleared, no one could touch him in the draft," ProFootballTalk reported

"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Collins plans to sign with a team after he is cleared.

"Making Collins less attractive in the draft was a vow to sit out the year and re-enter the draft in 2016, if he were drafted this year. Ultimately, that may have been a ploy aimed at ensuring he wasn’t drafted at all."

Which NFL teams should make a play for Collins? Let us know below. 

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