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TCU News: Traver Close to a Return

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The Frog's ace should be back before the Big 12 regular season comes to a close.

Baseball:

TCU pitcher Traver returning to rotation in start at Penn State | The Star-Telegram

Guess who's (almost) back? It looks like Mitchell Traver will finally make his return to the mound, with a start scheduled in the series finale against Penn State a week from Sunday. If TCU's ace can return to the rotation, he could provide the kind of boost that could propel TCU deep through the post season.

“Traver’s good,” he said. “He had a great bullpen on Monday. Right now, we’re planning on starting him at Penn State, as long as he doesn’t have any setbacks.”

Football:

Gary Patterson Weighs in on TCU Quarterback Battle, Naming a Starter | Campus Insiders

Not much has changed as GP waits to see who will take the reigns as a leader through the off-season program. One thing he is sure on, is that he won't be coy once a decision is made.

“Both of them have a lot to prove,” Patterson said. “One needs to prove that he (Hill) can do what he’s done in the past, and the other one (Sawyer) wants to prove that as a young player that he can be the leader and be the next quarterback.”

Josh Doctson is a gimme, but who else from TCU will join him in the NFL? | Dallas News

The Dallas News doesn't seem to think TCU will have many guys drafted this weekend, naming only Doc, Kolby, and Kindred in their predictions. Eh, we all prefer Fort Worth anyway.

Listenbee remains an under-the-radar prospect so he might not hear his name called in the first two days of the draft. But he should not have to wait very long on Saturday as he will likely go in the fourth round, with his speed and athletic chops making him an intriguing late-round prospect that some team will be happy to nab.

Big 12 WR among top 20 projected NFL picks | My San Antonio

I still think Doctson ends up being the first receiver drafted, and with rumors that Cincy is trying to move up to snag him, that's looking more realistic.

McShay's high rankings have Doctson (No. 15) and Coleman (No. 20) ranked as likely first-round picks. They are listed behind only Ole Miss' Laquon Treadwell among potential draft picks at wide receiver.

Josh Doctson's journey continues at NFL Draft in Chicago | The Star-Telegram

His story is well-known, but expect to hear more leading up the the Draft tomorrow night. Doc is the rare superstar who actually shines brighter off the field than on it. He is going to make his new fanbase very happy this fall.

“I couldn’t sit here and lie and say, ‘I’ve been dreaming of this my whole life,’ ” Doctson said Wednesday at a pre-draft event at Grant Park. “I haven’t. I’ve just been dreaming of being successful and being happy in life. I found happiness through football. I’m going to roll with it.”

Bohls, Golden weigh in on this year's NFL Draft | My Statesman

Bohls and Golden both love Doctson, with one saying he's the best player in the draft and the other calling him his favorite. The guessing game will be over soon enough, as Doc should hear his name this evening.

The TCU wideout has that go-get-it mentality that you have to have against these NFL corners who seem to get bigger every year. Doctson isn’t a burner — he ran a 4.5 40 at the Combine — but he has the size (6-2, 202) and ball skills to be a terrific No. 2 wideout as a rookie.

New York Jets targeting WR at No. 20? | NFL.com

Could Doc replace Jeremy Kerley as the lone Frog in New Jersey? Several sources are reporting that the Jets are considering making that move.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that New York could be "targeting" a receiver with the No. 20 overall selection. TCU's Josh Doctson and Notre Dame's Will Fuller were both mentioned by RapSheet as possibilities for Gang Green. Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell might also be hanging around when the Jets hit the clock.