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La'el Collins had dinner with Rex Ryan on Monday evening

Bills head coach Rex Ryan enjoyed a very public, and breathlessly covered, dinner with former LSU tackle La'el Collins on Monday evening.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills didn't draft an offensive tackle during the 2015 NFL Draft, but if Monday evening was any indication, they could be trying to sign a first-round talent this week.

Rex Ryan was the first NFL coach the LSU standout spoke to after going underrated this past weekend, and he also has a meeting with the Miami Dolphins before possibly talking with other teams.

Collins did not get selected due to the looming specter of a murder investigation involving the death of an acquaintance reported to be his ex-girlfriend. He met with investigators on Monday; those investigators have continuously said he is not a suspect in the death of the woman and her one-week old child, but more interviews may be scheduled.

The situation is unprecedented, and the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement has limited options for Collins, who can't enter the 2016 NFL Draft or this year's supplemental draft. Undrafted free agent contracts are only allowed to be worth a certain amount, so Collins will be looking for his best professional opportunity, rather than a big deal. In a few years, if he has proved his effectiveness at the NFL level, he will be in line for a hefty extension. With a fully guaranteed UDFA contract, he'll receive the same financial guarantees as a mid-round pick.