14. OL La’el Collins Drafted By: Dallas Cowboys (2015)
La’el Collins won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as a senior at LSU, recognized as the top offensive lineman in the SEC. He was voted First Team All SEC and Second Team All American and looked like a potential top ten pick. On the eve of the draft, news broke about Collins’s possible involvement in the shooting death of a pregnant woman he’d had a previous relationship. Collins went undrafted but signed that May with the Dallas Cowboys.
Collins was the starting left guard by Week 3 and became a key piece of one of the league’s best offensive lines. He moved over to right tackle when Doug Free retired but remains a key cog in one of the NFL’s top rushing attacks.