Sports Illustrated NFL expert Peter King wrote in today's "MMQB Mailbag" that former LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins "has a problem."
The Advocate reported Wednesday that sources say Collins, thought by many NFL draft experts to be a first-round pick, is scheduled to meet with Baton Rouge police about the recent death of pregnant woman even though he is not considered to be a suspect.
Jim Boren, Collins’ attorney, said he believes Collins will be exonerated, because he has an alibi on the day that the woman was shot, which was last Friday.
King writes that there Collins "needs to be exonerated by Thursday," which is the day of the first round of the NFL draft.
"one team I talked to that is interested in drafting a tackle in the first round is now re-thinking whether Collins will even be on its board on Thursday night," King wrote.
NFL draft expert Mike Mayock said Wednesday he believes some teams have written Collins off of their draft board.
Mayock says after talking to teams, La’el Collins is completely off many boards unless cleared officially.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) April 30, 2015