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4.23.2012 Daily Bears Report: Draft Week is Finally Here!

Mar 21, 2011; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) waves to the crowd during the Baylor pro day at the Allison Indoor Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 21, 2011; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) waves to the crowd during the Baylor pro day at the Allison Indoor Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Now that Baylor Baseball has sent the Aggies off to the SEC in style with a weekend sweep, the next big item on the Baylor Athletics docket is the NFL Draft, which is set to kick off on Thursday evening with Round 1 and extend over the rest of the weekend.

The imminence of the Draft means that there will be tons of Draft-related news to share, particularly with regard to Baylor's two probable first round picks-- QB Robert Griffin III and WR Kendall Wright. I'll try to find as much as I can about the rest of Baylor's Draft crop, which could include C Philip Blake, RB Terrance Ganaway, and OT Robert T. Griffin, and where they might go. I think, but I don't know, that Ganaway is considered a safe 3rd or 4th round pick, Blake is expected to go somewhere around the 4th, and Big Griff might go somewhere in the 5th or 6th. We'll see.

We kick off the news today with an outstanding article from the Washington Post about RG3 and the man behind the socks.

NFL draft: Robert Griffin III embarks on pro career, and Washington Redskins fans await - The Washington Post
Robert Griffin III has talent, a winning smile and vast confidence — thanks to a strong family and a healthy work ethic. But can he resurrect a moribund franchise? (READ THIS).

NFL draft: Robert Griffin III’s success has come via hard work - The Washington Post
Robert Griffin III’s life will change this week as he is expected to be the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft and will be tasked with reviving the ailing Redskins. (GREAT PHOTOS HERE).

Robert Griffin III expects to be 'the face of a franchise' - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Robert Griffin III, widely expected to be taken No. 2 overall by the Washington Redskins in next weeks NFL draft, says he expects to be "the face of a franchise." (I LIKE PARENTHETICAL PHRASES).

Bill Polian: Robert Griffin III is ‘a threat that we really haven’t seen before’ - The Insider - The Washington Post
Ever since Robert Griffin III established himself as one of the top prospects in the NFL draft, the question has been asked repeatedly: Which NFL player does Baylor quarterback’s game most closely resemble? (I LOVE LAMP).

NFL draft: Will Luck or Griffin be better NFL QB? - Sports Blog - CBS News
Barring unforeseen circumstance, Colts taking Luck because his resume looks like virtual carbon-copy of Peyton Manning Read more by staff on CBS News' Sports Blog.

And now for a little Kendall Wright.

The Shutdown 50 — #12: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
When you add it all up, except for a bad combine and a few schematic limitations, it's kind of surprising that more people aren't talking about Kendall Wright as a top of the first round player and potentially dominant impact weapon in the NFL -- especially since the NFL is leaning very much in the direction of Wright's best position on the field.

NFL draft: Browns could use a fast WR like Baylor’s Kendall Wright " The Chronicle-Telegram
The Browns need playmakers. Specifically, they need receivers. More specifically, they need a fast receiver. Enter Baylor’s Kendall Wright.

And now for the first of many baseball stories as rankings update throughout the day.

PG Top 50: Season of surprises | Perfect Game USA
After their huge sweep of Texas A&M this weekend, Baylor Baseball jumps all the way to #3 on PerfectGame's Top 50 behind FSU and Kentucky.

Finally, this is a tweet I found about a 2014 QB recruit that I know little or nothing about but that seems to have quite the interest list from everything I can see. I'll find out whatever I can about him and then let you guys know.