on3m@n@rmy said:You misunderstood. Not what I was saying at all, though true I did not say it very well. Anyone who followed much of NCAA SEC FB or the 2015 NFL draft knows Collins is a stud and would have been a bona fide first round pick, and probably a top ten overall pick in the draft had it not been for his involvement in a police murder investigation down South that took him away from the draft and forced teams to pass on him at the draft. My point was that it is just amazingly lucky that Dallas had this star fall smack in their lap. That's what I meant by "That's a pretty fortunate pick up for Dallas".infeXio said:on3m@n@rmy said:-- By the way, that undrafted free agent offensive tackle from LSU, La'el Collins, he was the Cowboys starting LG vs the Eagles. A UFA O-Lineman. Starting. For the Cowboys. That's a pretty fortunate pick up for Dallas, who already had a great line. But unfortunately not great enough to protect Romo for that one play.
Granted, La'el Collins is an undrafted free agent, but labeling him as if he's some nobody entering the Cowboys O-line is a tad exaggerated - he was after all predicted to go fairly early in the first round of the draft, but was ultimately hindered by somehow getting involved in a murder case in the days leading up to the draft, which led teams to not wanting to draft him. Before that occured, though, he was a first round prediction in the draft, which would only add to the fellow first-rounders Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Travis Frederick on that monster of an O-line they've assembled.
Ah, my bad then! He is indeed a stud, and adding him to the already loaded O-line that Dallas have assembled over the course of a few years, is quite amazing, indeed!
On another note - how about the Patriots O-line with 3 rookies and their performance against the feared Bills D-line? Safe to say, I was pretty impressed by how well they managed.