(Original pick: Traded to San Diego; Chargers selected Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin)
He found a good situation along Dallas’s offensive line, but no single player would welcome a redraft as quickly as Collins. Amid pre-draft, off-field concerns, he went undrafted, eventually signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with a reported $21K signing bonus. Gordon, the actual No. 15 pick, received $10.7 million over four years with a $6 million signing bonus.
There’s also the football aspect of this from the 49ers’ perspective. Collins could have filled a similar role to the one he had in Dallas, starting the season as an extra blocker in heavy sets before working his way into the starting lineup. With Alex Boone now headed for free agency, too, Collins would have been the heir apparent at left guard.