2014 Impact Newcomers

With several holes to fill on defense and the offensive line, where can the Bears find some impact players in their 2014 recruiting class?

The Baylor Bears welcomed in a Top 25 class officially on February 5th. With most of the big-name players already on campus, it was a day with little impact on the minds of Baylor fans. But make no mistake, this will be an impact class for Baylor, and hopefully from Day 1. Which five players could make an impact quickly for the Bears, and help them defend their 2013 Big 12 championship?

1. Chris Sanders – Junior, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds

Cornerback, Eastern Arizona Junior College

The former Georgia Bulldog will be looked at to start at one of the cornerback spots right away for the Bears (along with fellow junior college transfer Tion Wright). However, Sanders has the build, pedigree and talent to be a star in the secondary for the Bears right away.

2. Jarell Broxton– Junior, 6-foot-5, 320 pounds

Guard, Lackawanna Junior College

The Bears have a gaping hole at left guard with the departure of All-American Cyril Richardson, and Broxton seems to be destined to take over that key position on the offensive line. With the Bears power running game, the left guard has to be strong, athletic, and able to get to the second level. Richardson was almost perfect in that role the last 2 years for the Bears. Broxton has some might big shoes to fill, but the highly coveted prospect seems eager to fill them.

3. Jordan Feuerbacher– Freshman, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds

Tight End, Kingwood Park High School

With both of the top two tight ends on the Bears depth chart graduating, Baylor has a lot of room for tight end impact. Feuerbacher graduated early from high school to get a head start and be in Waco for the Spring drills. Along with fellow freshman Blake Mahon, Feuerbacher will be in a battle to see who will avoid a redshirt and get immediate playing time. With Jordan already being on campus, he should have the edge going into the Fall.

4. Grant Campbell – Junior, 6-foot-1, 225 pounds

Linebacker, Bakersfield Junior College

Gone is one junior college linebacker who made a huge two year impact for the green and gold in Eddie Lackey. In his place might be another junior college player from out west in Grant Campbell. With size to play either inside or outside, it will be interesting to see where the Bear's defensive staff thinks Campbell can make the most impact. The guess here is that he will step into the outside linebacker spot vacated by Lackey.

5. KD Cannon – Freshman, 6-foot, 165 pounds

Wide Receiver, Mount Pleasant High School

The lone player on this list that is not already on campus, Cannon also happens to be one of the the Bears highest rated recruits. Cannon is ready made for the Baylor offense, either as an inside receiver or outside. He is tremendously polished as a route runner, and his ability to simply go and get the ball is top notch. With Tevin Reese gone to the NFL, Cannon could fit in at that open spot. Even if he doesn't start right away, he will be in the wide receiver rotation.

Honorable Mention

Jourdan Blake – Freshman Safety

Tion Wright – Junior Cornerback

Davion Hall – Freshman Wide Reciever

Terence Williams – Freshman Runningback

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