Cowboys Sign Undrafted OL La'el Collins
La'el Collins' draft journey was as tumultuous as any in recent memory, but his roller coaster ride appears to be finally smoothing over.
Today, the undrafted free-agent agreed to a 3-year, 1.65M deal with the Dallas Cowboys. Collins was in Dallas last night being courted by owner and general manager Jerry Jones before agreeing to a deal on Thursday.
The potential first-round pick saw his name fall down draft boards after the murder of his ex-girlfriend Brittany Mills and his subsequent connection. Mills, whose unborn child died a week after her death, was believed to have consummated the child with Collins, though a paternity test revealed he was not the father.
Collins now joins the newly-anointed best offensive line in Dallas, where he is likely to play guard. To go with Byron Jones and Randy Gregory, the Cowboys have secured three first-round talents in the 2015 draft for the price of one.