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NFL rejects request to pull La'el Collins from draft

La'el Collins (Source: Cody Krupp/WAFB) La'el Collins (Source: Cody Krupp/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The NFL has rejected former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins' request to be pulled from the 2015 NFL Draft, according to an NFL report.

His agent, Deryk Gilmore, hoped to get the former Tiger into the supplemental draft because of recent events involving Collins. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department want to speak to Collins about the murder of a pregnant woman after the NFL draft. Police continue to say the draft prospect is not a suspect.

The Redemptorist High School graduate was a three year starter for LSU, starting at left guard as a sophomore and moving to left tackle for his junior and senior seasons.

Collins will be remembered as one of LSU's top offensive lineman in school history. 

Offensive lineman honors for Collins:

2014 Second Team All-America (USA Today, AP)

2014 Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner 

2014 First Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)

2013 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)

2013 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. TCU)

2012 Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP)

2012 SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Alabama)

2011 CBSSports.com Freshman All-American

(Information Provided by LSU Athletics)

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