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Report: Andrew Luck called La'El Collins to try to recruit him to Colts

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Undrafted free agent offensive lineman La'El Collins signed with the Cowboys, but before that Andrew Luck reportedly called him to try to recruit him to the Colts.

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LSU offensive lineman La'El Collins was undrafted, though he was a first round talent.  Because of that, there was the unprecedented situation of a first round-caliber player making it through all seven rounds without getting selected and therefore being free to choose his team - and based on fit and not so much money, since there's not a ton of room for negotiation on the rookie deals.

Collins ended up signing with the Dallas Cowboys, joining the league's best offensive line, but before that happened many wondered if he would end up with the Colts.  That obviously didn't happen, but according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck called Collins to try to recruit him to Indianapolis.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jameis Winston &amp; Andrew Luck were among players who called La&#39;el Collins recruiting him to visit <a href="https://twitter.com/TBBuccaneers">@TBBuccaneers</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/Colts">@Colts</a> respectively</p>&mdash; Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) <a href="https://twitter.com/alexmarvez/status/597448801616588802">May 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Per Marvez, 29 teams expressed interest in Collins (I'm not sure why all 32 didn't at least inquire about a first round talent being available as an undrafted free agent, but that's beside the point) and that the Cowboys and the Dolphins were the finalists.  In the end, Collins choose Dallas.  But before that happened, it sounds like Andrew Luck called Collins to try to recruit him to the Colts.  And with uncertainty at the right tackle position both this year and in future years, it makes a lot of sense.