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Old 02-13-2016, 12:26 AM   #11
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and to think OG Collins was there twice in the 3rd round and they passed on him for a back QB that will never play and a CB with character issues. I swear someone was throwing darts that round to make picks
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Cant blame anyone for not touching Collins. His name was in a murder rap,even if he wasn't a suspect. His agent was also saying he might not sign with anyone if he wasn't a first or second round pick. I think there was a deal in place with Dallas if he wasn't selected in the 1/2 round.
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and to think OG Collins was there twice in the 3rd round and they passed on him for a back QB that will never play and a CB with character issues. I swear someone was throwing darts that round to make picks
Give it a rest. They passed on him just like 31 other teams did. They did what they had to do.
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and to think OG Collins was there twice in the 3rd round and they passed on him for a back QB that will never play and a CB with character issues. I swear someone was throwing darts that round to make picks
Rumor has it Collins told teams not to draft him after the domestic filed. He knew he was going late and wanted to pick his team.
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Even after kicking the tires and seeing what was in the tank? No hometown discount? Just more proof he trusts in Spags!!
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We knew (or should've known) we need a Guard or Guards. Wish we'd selected Jackson (FL State) with 1 of our 3rd round picks AND Collins in th 7th.

7th normally worth a gamble. Even if Collins sat out grumpy this year we'd have his rights for years. Lesson learned, I hope.
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and to think OG Collins was there twice in the 3rd round and they passed on him for a back QB that will never play and a CB with character issues. I swear someone was throwing darts that round to make picks
Good grief, this again?

He said he wanted to get out of Louisiana.

We did talk to his agent, and was told that.

His agent said if he wasn't selected in round 1, he'd sit out until next season's draft.


There was a chance every week could have been a homecoming for Collins. After he went undrafted because of circumstances out of his control, Collins and his agent had conversations with the Saints, among other teams.

“I think he was looking forward to an opportunity further away from home than close to home, and I understand that,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “I had several conversations, and we did our work and research on it. I think he found a good fit.”

Collins, however, said his decision to leave Louisiana had nothing to do with his questioning in the death of a former girlfriend just six days before the draft.

“Definitely a big-time decision for me as far as where I want to spend my career, things I want to do,” Collins said. “I looked at it that way. Definitely wasn’t an emotional decision. More of a business decision.”

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas-cowbo...e-a-homecoming
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We knew (or should've known) we need a Guard or Guards. Wish we'd selected Jackson (FL State) with 1 of our 3rd round picks AND Collins in th 7th.

7th normally worth a gamble. Even if Collins sat out grumpy this year we'd have his rights for years. Lesson learned, I hope.
Nope, if he sits out a season you lose his rights and he's eligible for the draft.
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