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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Would it be so bad to some him as an UDRFA? If he turns out to be implicated in WTF is going on, doesn't he and contract just get indefinitely suspended?!? Payton thought he'd get drafted Friday night; so maybe ...

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Old 05-02-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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La'el Collins, What Do We Know?!?

Would it be so bad to some him as an UDRFA?

If he turns out to be implicated in WTF is going on, doesn't he and contract just get indefinitely suspended?!?

Payton thought he'd get drafted Friday night; so maybe the Saints info on him is not so bad?!?

This guy would be a great addition behind Jahri Evans; so is he or his entourage responsible for Britney Mills and her baby's depth?!?

Hate to see this kid get out of state if he's just stuck in a poor circumstantial situation...

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Another thing, we'll he want to get out of state to get away from the mess even if he's innocent and has no responsible role in the tragedy?!?
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Ultimately, Collins can salvage the early portion of his career by signing the standard three-year deal as an undrafted rookie. While he’d be eligible for restricted free agency after three years, the numbers suggest that he’ll do fairly well, given the current amount and the historic growth of the restricted free agency tenders.

If the tenders continue to increase at a rate of five percent annually, Collins could make more than all drafted players except the top 41 picks, based on three years of minimum salaries and the first-round tender for 2018. With the second-round tender, he’ll make more than all but 52 of the picks. With the original-round tender, he’ll make more than all but 65 of the picks.

It’s a formula that demonstrates how little draft picks make beyond round one, relative to undrafted playera. That said, the balloon payment in year four requires the undrafted player to earn one of the three RFA tenders. But Collins already has a leg up on the guys who typically slide through seven rounds; he has skills that would have potentially made him a first-round pick but for the unusual circumstances that unfolded in the past few days.

The analysis has one important caveat. Players taken in rounds three through seven are eligible for the proven performance escalators, which bumps their salary for the fourth year of their rookie deal into the range of $1.5 million. Still, Collins can end up getting a decent four-year rate of pay even as an undrafted player — and he’ll be eligible for a new contract after only two seasons. Drafted players have to wait for three.

The analysis has one important caveat. Players taken in rounds three through seven are eligible for the proven performance escalators, which bumps their salary for the fourth year of their rookie deal into the range of $1.5 million. Still, Collins can end up getting a decent four-year rate of pay even as an undrafted player — and he’ll be eligible for a new contract after only two seasons. Drafted players have to wait for three.

Also, and perhaps most importantly, Collins gets to pick his NFL team. No drafted player gets to do that.

For now, none of this matters until he’s cleared. That process begins Monday.


Interesting stuff. plus you know some is getting sued for all this if he is cleared. maybe more than one
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If it turns out he is innocent I will feel bad for him. He lost a bunch of money, hade what should have been one of the greatest days of his life ruined and his reputation will always be tarnished for some people. This will always come up if he eventually will have an NFL career.

If he is cleared I hope we throw some money after him to get him to the Saints.

But most importantly, a young lady lost her life and I read that the baby didn't make it either. It is a great tragedy and I really hope the police finds who is responsible.
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Money wide this may be better for him long term
He will only sign a three year deal making him a RFA at 24,even after his second pro contract he will only be 29 and looking being 34 after at the end of his third NFL deal
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This guy was real high on the Lions draft board before the fallout ... #3 or higher at one point. It's good he'll still be able to get a contract once he clears his name, but it's also good to see NFL teams showing a little more concern for the type of guys they're drafting. Priorities.
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you know someone is getting sued for all this if he is cleared. maybe more than one
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you know someone is getting sued for all this if he is cleared. maybe more than one
"Who" though, is what I would wonder ... would he have a case vs the NFL for not allowing him to remove himself from the draft? The 32 teams that didn't draft him?

He isn't being accused of anything, just a person of interest, et ... while there is a certain amount of injustice in the whole situation should no involvement on his part be found, who could he legally blame for his fall from grace?
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:16 AM   #10
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"Who" though, is what I would wonder ... would he have a case vs the NFL for not allowing him to remove himself from the draft? The 32 teams that didn't draft him?

He isn't being accused of anything, just a person of interest, et ... while there is a certain amount of injustice in the whole situation should no involvement on his part be found, who could he legally blame for his fall from grace?

lets see you lose millions so your you want to sue for million. lawyers will be coming out of the wood work like cockroaches. I would not be surprised if a few already have a plan of attack already laid out.

if lawyers can get a criminal money for injuries received while committing a crime due to the victims negligence then i am sure they are looking into this one. people wonder why this country is so screwed up.

This is the type of a case a lawyer can make a name for themselves
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