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Weekend Starting Five: Will You Get Caught In The Draft?

It's all NFL draft, all the time … Oher's remarkable journey … A Majors upset … JSU's rite of spring … Darth Vader takes over Pearl.

NFL football: The NFL draft starts Saturday. And this year, the league is pushing it into prime time. Ugh. Ole Miss (Michael Oher and Peria Jerry), Southern Miss Shawn Nelson), and Mississippi State ( Derek Pegues) have players who are expected to be chose. Wait by the phone, guys.

NFL football: OK, we're double dipping but USA Today has a big story on Michael Oher's journey from Memphis street kid to top NFL prospect.

College baseball: Centre 4, Millsaps 2. Centre upsets the Majors in the first round of the SCAC Tournament. The Majors play today 3:30 p.m. at Smith-Wills Stadium.

College football: Jackson State plays its spring game on Saturday (2 p.m.). It's part of JSU's first Tiger Fest, which begins today.

Southern League baseball: M-Braves 2, Lookouts 1 (12 innings). OK, the M-Braves won their fifth straight, but the big action is tonight, which is "Star Wars" Night at Trustmark Park. Get your Wookie on and may the force be with you.

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