LRN Sportscast 16:45 April 30

Tonight is the first round of the NFL draft, but it’s unlikely that former LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins will hear his name. Collins is wanted by police for questioning to see what he knows about the murder of a pregnant woman last week. Baton Rouge Police Corporal Don Coppola says they’ve been told that they’ll get a chance to speak with Collins once the draft concludes…
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Police have not named Collins a suspect in the woman’s death. But the situation has some NFL teams nervous about selecting Collins. There was a report earlier today that Collins’ agent was trying to get the offensive lineman in the supplemental draft, but that request was denied by the league, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s been reported the Dallas Cowboys will not pick-up the option on cornerback Morris Claiborne. That means the former LSU star will enter the upcoming season in the final year of his rookie contract.

The Saints have two picks in tonight’s first round and nine picks total over the course of the seven-round draft that will last until Saturday. There’s a lot of talk from all of the teams about selecting players with high character. General Manager Mickey Loomis says they won’t write a player off, just because of a couple of red flags…
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Tonight’s NFL draft begins at 7 PM.

At 6:30, the number one ranked LSU baseball team begins a three-game series against Mississippi State in Starkville. The Bulldogs have struggled this season, as they are just 23-and-22 overall, 7-and-14 in the SEC. State has lost 10 of 12 and they are on the verge of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.