16:45 LRN Sportscast April 28

The first round of the NFL draft is tonight. The Saints have the 12th pick. Many mock drafts have New Orleans selecting Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. But there are some draft experts, believe New Orleans will select Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch with the 12th pick. Drew Brees told nola-dot-com that he doubts New Orleans will use its first round pick on a quarterback.

The alleged shooter of the former Saints player Will Smith has been indicted on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. Legal analyst Tim Meche says it looks like the Orleans Parish District Attorney is handling the case against Cardell Hayes cautiously…:
CUT 3 (12) “cautiously”
After the indictment, Hayes plead not guilty to four charges. His bond has been set at 1.75 million dollars.

The LSU baseball Tigers begin a three game series at Ole Miss tonight. The Bayou Bengals are 27-14 overall, 10-8 in the SEC and coming off a disappointing loss to Tulane. In fact the Tigers have lost three of their last four games, but Coach Paul Mainieri is still optimistic about his team’s potential…
cut 18 (15) “…great baseball”
LSU enters the game in a three-way tie for second place in the SEC West. Ole Miss and Mississippi State also are 10-8 in the league, while the Aggies lead the SEC West with a 12-6 mark.

The first round of the Zurich Classic has been suspended as a result of inclement weather. Brian Stuard is the leader at eight-under par through 17 holes. Retief Goosen is seven-under through 14 holes. A host of golfers are tied for third at four-under par, including the number one player in the world Jason Day.