Source: Rex Ryan meets with LSU tackle La'el Collins on Monday night

Former LSU All-American offensive tackle La'el Collins met with Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan on Monday night, according to a league source. The Miami Dolphins are up next for Collins on Tuesday. Collins went undrafted after being embroiled in a legal situation where police wanted to question him in a murder investigation involving a former girlfriend, who was shot to death before the draft. Collins was questioned by Baton Rouge homicide detectives earlier Monday. The meeting went "great," according to a source. Baton Rouge police reiterated that Collins is not a suspect. Collins was a projected first-round draft pick before the murder. Collins' agent, Deryk Gilmore, requested Thursday that the NFL withdraw Collins from the draft and allow him to be placed in a supplemental draft instead. However, the league rejected the request under collective bargaining agreement language stating that the regular draft can't be avoided by a draft-eligible player to enter the supplemental draft. Collins has communicated through his lawyer that he's not the father of the child. Collins was a second-team Associated Press All-American. The 6-foot-5, 308-pound Collins ran the 40-yard dash in 5.12 seconds at the combine and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times. He had a 27-inch vertical leap and a 9-foot broad jump. Collins started 38 career games and was an All-Southeastern Conference selection. He won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top offensive lineman in the SEC last year, an award voted on by the league's coaches. Collins played 2,533 career offensive snaps with 222 knockdowns. Former LSU running back Terrence Magee said he has texted Collins. "I told him I'm praying for him," Magee told National Football Post. "Hopefully, this whole thing gets cleared up. It's a crazy situation. It's a shame, but I'm sure it's all going to work out for him in the end." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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