New Orleans Saints fans voted LSU OT La'el Collins as the Louisiana NFL Draft prospect that they would be most excited about the team drafting in next April's NFL Draft in a poll on the team's website last week.
Collins earned 40 percent of the 1,003 votes in the poll. Along with Collins, LSU CB Jalen Collins (29%) and LSU RB Kenny Hilliard (10%) rounded out the top three.
NFL.com's Collins' profile says: "Named second-team All-America by The A.P. as a senior in 2014. Won Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top offensive lineman in the SEC. Started all 13 games at left guard as a sophomore, then started 26 games at left tackle his junior and senior seasons. Was voted team captain and was recipient of the Charles McClendon Award (most outstanding player on the team)." Read his full NFL.com profile.
The NFL Draft will take place at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, and for the first time, will expand outside to adjacent parks. Congress Plaza will host Selection Square, home of the 32 team Draft tables, Grant Park will be transformed into Draft Town presented by Oikos Triple Zero, a free, three-day outdoor interactive fan football festival spanning the size of 15 football fields.
Round 1 festivities, slated for 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 30, will include incoming prospects walking the red carpet on Michigan Avenue before heading into the theatre for the start of the Draft (8:00 p.m. ET). Thirty-two former players from the NFL Legends community, one representing each team, will be on hand for Round 2 presented by Bud Light and Round 3 to announce selections on Friday, May 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, May 2 beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET, Rounds 4-7 will mark another Draft innovation. The event will take place outside at Selection Square and in locations across the country. Teams will announce their Draft selections at their facilities and other locations in their city. Fans in Chicago will have the opportunity to take photos onstage at the Auditorium Theatre.
Associated Press photos from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN.