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2012 NFL Draft: Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright To Attend Draft

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the NFL has extended invitations to future professional football players and 26 have accepted and will be attending the draft, which is one more than last year. Two of those players are former Baylor Bears standouts, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and wide receiver Kendall Wright.

They are, in alphabetical order: Alabama safety Mark Barron; Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon; LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers; LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne; North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples; Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox; Stanford tight end Coby Fleener; Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd; South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore; Georgia tackle Cordy Glenn; Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III; Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower; Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill; South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram; USC tackle Matt Kalil; Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick; Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck; Boise State linebacker Shea McClellin; USC defensive end Nick Perry; Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe; LSU receiver Rueben Randle; Alabama running back Trent Richardson; Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still; Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill; Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw; Baylor receiver Kendall Wright.

RG3 will likely be the second overall pick off the board as the Washington Redskins have traded away the farm to move up and grab a new franchise quarterback. Wright is considered a top-three wide receiver along with Justin Blackmon and Michael Floyd. In many mock drafts, he has been predicted to be selected by the Houston Texans, who are looking to find a new wide receiver opposite of Andre Johnson.

For more on the Bears, head to Our Daily Bears, and for more mock draft updates, follow SB Nation Dallas StoryStream.

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