Panthers Rumors: Carolina To Target LSU OT La'el Collins In The NFL Draft?

The Carolina Panthers are on a mission to find Cam Newton some protection on his blind side for the 2015 NFL season and beyond, and LSU Tigers OT La'el Collins may be the man targeted to fit the bill.

Speaking at the Senior Bowl, Collins told reporters that the Panthers have inquired about him through former LSU teammate Trai Turner.

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“I haven’t (spoken to the Panthers), but Trai has told me that their offensive line coach (John Matsko) has asked a lot about me,” Collins said to the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones last Tuesday. “It’s another great opportunity.”

The team's projections at the position are likely to be fluid with months still to go until the 2015 NFL Draft, so be sure to write Collins' name in pencil on the team's projected draft board. However, it's almost a lock that the team will address left tackle at some point early in the festivities.

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