6:45 LRN Sportscast

The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft is tonight, and the Saints hold the 29th overall pick thanks to Sean Payton’s move to Denver. New Orleans’ tenth overall pick belongs to the Eagles after trading up in last year’s first round. Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is known for his aggressive drafting strategy and seems open to moving up again if possible. He says the Saints don’t have the ammunition to make a big jump forward, but don’t expect them to move back either…
Cut 17 (15) “…lesser player.”
Most draft analysts believe the Saints will take a defensive or offensive lineman in the first round. Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee (bruh-ZEE) is a popular name. He was a second-team All-ACC selection.

The Pelicans announce guard CJ McCollum underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. McCollum also dealt with a shoulder injury, but he will not have surgery on his torn labrum and instead will undergo an offseason rehabilitation program. He is expected to make a full recovery before training camp.

In college baseball last night. the Ragin Cajuns pounded Northwestern State 15 to 3 as Kyle DeBarge and Will Veillon each had three hits. The Demons are now 21-and-17 and will host Nicholls this weekend. U-L Lafayette begins a three-game series at home against sixth ranked Coastal Carolina on Friday. Louisiana Tech lost its fourth straight game as they fell to Southern Miss six to five. Ethan Bates had a three-run homer in a losing effort. The Bulldogs are at Middle Tennessee this weekend.

In football recruiting news, LSU football receives a commitment from two-sport star Trey’Dez Green from East Feliciana High School. Green is six-foot-eight and caught 42 passes for 864 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. Green also averages 24 points and 13 rebounds on the basketball court.