List of Illinois Fighting Illini in the NFL Draft

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This is a list of Illinois Fighting Illini football players in the NFL Draft.

Key[edit]

B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end

Selections[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player Team Position
2017 3 4 68 Dawuane Smoot Jacksonville Jaguars DE
2016 2 13 44 Jihad Ward Oakland Raiders DE
6 46 221 Ted Karras III New England Patriots G
7 24 245 Clayton Fejedelem Cincinnati Bengals DB
2013 3 24 86 Hugh Thornton Indianapolis Colts G
4 3 100 Akeem Spence Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT
5 17 150 Terry Hawthorne Pittsburgh Steelers DB
7 20 226 Michael Buchanan New England Patriots DE
2012 1 26 26 Whitney Mercilus Houston Texans DE
1 30 30 A. J. Jenkins San Francisco 49ers WR
2 12 44 Jeff Allen Kansas City Chiefs T
2 16 48 Tavon Wilson New England Patriots DB
2011 1 18 18 Corey Liuget San Diego Chargers DT
2 25 57 Mikel Leshoure Detroit Lions RB
3 8 72 Martez Wilson New Orleans Saints LB
7 40 243 Nate Bussey New Orleans Saints LB
2010s 7 0 0 Josh Brent Dallas Cowboys DT
2010 2 7 39 Arrelious Benn Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR
3 4 68 Jon Asamoah Kansas City Chiefs G
5 1 132 Michael Hoomanawanui St. Louis Rams TE
2009 1 25 25 Vontae Davis Miami Dolphins DB
5 19 155 Xavier Fulton Tampa Bay Buccaneers T
6 31 204 Will Davis Arizona Cardinals DE
2008 1 23 23 Rashard Mendenhall Pittsburgh Steelers RB
2007 7 27 237 Alan Ball Dallas Cowboys DB
2005 2 28 60 Kelvin Hayden Indianapolis Colts DB
4 21 122 Duke Preston Buffalo Bills C
2004 5 27 159 Sean Bubin Jacksonville Jaguars T
7 32 233 Christian Morton New England Patriots DB
2003 2 4 36 Eugene Wilson New England Patriots DB
4 27 124 Brandon Lloyd San Francisco 49ers WR
5 25 160 David Diehl New York Giants G
5 38 173 Tony Pashos Baltimore Ravens T
7 12 226 Walter Young Carolina Panthers WR
2002 5 23 158 Kurt Kittner Atlanta Falcons QB
2001 5 13 144 Marques Sullivan Buffalo Bills T
6 11 174 Jameel Cook Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB
2000 6 3 169 Neil Rackers Cincinnati Bengals K
7 39 245 Danny Clark Jacksonville Jaguars LB
1999 6 28 197 J. P. Machado New York Jets G
1998 2 7 37 Robert Holcombe St. Louis Rams RB
1997 6 18 181 Dennis Stallings Houston Oilers LB
1996 1 2 2 Kevin Hardy Jacksonville Jaguars LB
1 3 3 Simeon Rice Arizona Cardinals DE
3 8 69 Ken Blackman Cincinnati Bengals G
1995 2 16 48 Ken Dilger Indianapolis Colts TE
5 10 144 John Holecek Buffalo Bills LB
5 34 168 Dana Howard Dallas Cowboys LB
7 18 226 Scott Turner Washington Redskins DB
1994 7 27 221 Filmel Johnson Buffalo Bills DB
1993 1 13 13 Brad Hopkins Houston Oilers T
1992 7 21 189 Elbert Tuener Houston Oilers WR
12 20 328 Kameno Bell Miami Dolphins RB
12 21 329 Tim Simpson Cleveland Browns C
1991 1 26 26 Henry Jones Buffalo Bills DB
4 4 87 Moe Gardner Atlanta Falcons DT
5 21 132 Darrick Brownlow Dallas Cowboys LB
6 13 152 Mel Agee Indianapolis Colts DT
7 24 191 Chris Green Miami Dolphins DB
9 13 236 Howard Griffith Indianapolis Colts RB
1990 1 1 1 Jeff George Indianapolis Colts QB
2 25 50 Mike Bellamy Philadelphia Eagles WR
1989 3 6 62 Keith Jones Atlanta Falcons RB
1988 1 25 25 Scott Davis Los Angeles Raiders DE
3 27 82 Mike Piel Los Angeles Rams DT
5 25 134 Keith Taylor New Orleans Saints DB
7 16 181 Darryl Usher New England Patriots WR
11 18 295 Bobby Dawson Pittsburgh Steelers DB
1987 8 17 212 Mark Dennis Miami Dolphins T
10 13 264 Jerry Reese Atlanta Falcons TE
1986 2 20 47 Jack Trudeau Indianapolis Colts QB
3 27 82 Dave Williams Chicago Bears WR
4 1 83 Craig Swoope Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB
4 22 104 Jim Juriga Denver Broncos T
6 9 147 Thomas Rooks Minnesota Vikings RB
7 6 172 Chris White Indianapolis Colts K
8 13 207 Cap Boso Pittsburgh Steelers TE
9 4 225 Bob Sebring Houston Oilers LB
10 2 251 Guy Teafatiller Buffalo Bills DT
1985 4 8 92 Mike Heaven Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB
10 1 253 Chris Babyar Buffalo Bills G
11 4 284 John Ayres Atlanta Falcons DB
1984 4 11 95 Mitchell Brookins Buffalo Bills WR
6 7 147 Dwight Beverly Indianapolis Colts RB
6 16 156 Don Thorp New Orleans Saints DT
8 19 215 Ed Brady Los Angeles Rams LB
9 3 227 Mike Johnson Houston Oilers DE
11 10 290 Bob Stowe Indianapolis Colts T
11 18 298 Mark Butkus Chicago Bears DT
12 20 328 Moe Bias Los Angeles Rams LB
12 25 333 Mike Weingrad Miami Dolphins LB
1983 1 15 15 Tony Eason New England Patriots QB
6 15 155 Mike Bass New England Patriots K
8 25 221 Mike Martin Cincinnati Bengals WR
9 7 231 Adam Lingner Kansas City Chiefs C
12 6 313 Oliver Williams Chicago Bears WR
1982 2 8 35 Jack Squirek Los Angeles Raiders LB
7 28 195 Ron Ferrari San Francisco 49ers LB
8 17 212 Kelvin Atkins Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB
1981s 1 0 0 Dave Wilson New Orleans Saints QB
1981 5 5 116 John Gillen St. Louis Cardinals LB
11 5 281 Mike Sherrod St. Louis Cardinals TE
1980 9 20 241 Lawrence McCullough Washington Redskins WR
1979 4 17 99 Derwin Tucker Los Angeles Rams DB
6 10 147 John Sullivan Chicago Bears LB
8 27 219 Bruce Thornton Dallas Cowboys DT
1978 9 9 231 Rich Grimmett Seattle Seahawks T
1977 9 27 250 Scott Studwell Minnesota Vikings LB
10 27 278 Dan Beaver Minnesota Vikings K
1976 5 15 139 Lonnie Perrin Denver Broncos RB
9 21 258 Stu Levenick Baltimore Colts T
10 6 271 Doug Kleber Cleveland Browns T
14 6 381 Joe Smalzer Cleveland Browns TE
1975 5 6 110 Revie Sorey Chicago Bears G
6 21 151 Tom Hicks Chicago Bears LB
16 6 396 Mark Peterson Kansas City Chiefs DE
1974 7 15 171 Gerry Sullivan Cleveland Browns T
16 22 412 Octavus Morgan Pittsburgh Steelers LB
1973 4 2 80 Mike Wells Minnesota Vikings QB
9 6 214 Tab Bennett San Diego Chargers LB
10 17 251 Willie Caley Kansas City Chiefs DB
10 21 255 Larry Allen Green Bay Packers LB
12 22 308 Larry McCarren Green Bay Packers C
1971 6 12 142 Doug Dieken Cleveland Browns T
1969 3 26 78 Rich Johnson Houston Oilers RB
5 23 127 Tony Pleviak Atlanta Falcons DE
10 22 256 Bob Naponic Houston Oilers QB
1968 2 12 39 Cyril Pinder Philadelphia Eagles RB
2 26 53 John Wright Atlanta Falcons WR
8 10 202 Terry Miller Detroit Lions LB
9 5 224 Bob Robertson Houston Oilers C
9 22 241 Ken Kmiec Dallas Cowboys DB
1967 10 13 250 Bruce Sullivan Washington Redskins DB
12 8 298 Preston Pearson Baltimore Colts DB
1966 1 1 1 Jim Grabowski Miami Dolphins RB
1 9 9 Jim Grabowski Green Bay Packers RB
3 10 42 Don Hansen Minnesota Vikings LB
4 9 57 Ron Acks Minnesota Vikings DE
16 10 240 Sam Price New York Giants RB
17 9 254 Gary Eickman New York Giants T
18 8 268 Kai Anderson New York Giants C
18 10 270 Dale Greco Minnesota Vikings DT
1965 1 3 3 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears LB
1 13 13 George Donnelly San Francisco 49ers B
2 1 15 Archie Sutton Minnesota Vikings T
13 2 170 Gregg Schumacher San Francisco 49ers E
17 1 225 Dave Powless New York Giants G
1963 10 12 138 Mike Taliaferro New York Giants QB
17 14 238 Thurman Walker Green Bay Packers E
1962 7 7 91 Ed O'Bradovich Chicago Bears E
9 11 123 Chuck Dickerson Cleveland Browns T
18 8 246 Gary Brown San Francisco 49ers T
1961 1 3 3 Joe Rutgens Washington Redskins T
2 6 20 Bill Brown Chicago Bears B
6 2 72 Joe Krakoski Washington Redskins B
8 8 106 Marshall Starks St. Louis Cardinals RB
11 9 149 Tony Parrilli San Francisco 49ers G
13 8 176 Ernie McMillan St. Louis Cardinals E
17 14 238 Larry Lavery Philadelphia Eagles T
1960 5 2 50 Bill Burrell St. Louis Cardinals LB
1959 1 11 11 Rich Kreitling Cleveland Browns WR
9 11 107 Jack Delveaux New York Giants B
18 3 207 Darrell DeDecker Chicago Cardinals T
23 6 270 Bruce Dollahan San Francisco 49ers T
29 10 346 Ron Nietupski Cleveland Browns T
1958 3 11 36 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers LB
7 11 84 Bobby Mitchell Cleveland Browns RB
10 1 110 Carl Johnson Green Bay Packers T
24 5 282 Rod Hanson Washington Redskins E
1957 2 2 15 Abe Woodson San Francisco 49ers B
5 9 58 Wayne Bock Chicago Cardinals T
20 2 231 Percy Oliver Green Bay Packers G
24 5 282 Gary Francis Pittsburgh Steelers E
1956 7 9 82 J. C. Caroline Chicago Bears B
12 11 144 Em Lindbeck Los Angeles Rams QB
14 5 162 Carnell Neuman Chicago Cardinals B
29 11 348 Mickey Bates Los Angeles Rams B
1955 25 11 300 Dick Miller Detroit Lions T
30 7 356 Bob Gongola San Francisco 49ers B
1954 1 6 6 Stan Wallace Chicago Bears RB
1 12 12 John Bauer Cleveland Browns G
2 8 21 Rocky Ryan Philadelphia Eagles E
14 5 162 Ken Miller Chicago Bears B
21 11 252 Jim Baughman Cleveland Browns G
29 4 341 Claude Taliaferro Baltimore Colts B
1953 5 12 61 Rex Smith Philadelphia Eagles E
16 10 191 Eric Kuykendall Cleveland Browns B
19 8 225 Pete Bachouros Philadelphia Eagles B
1952 2 3 16 Johnny Karras Chicago Cardinals B
4 4 41 Chuck Ulrich Philadelphia Eagles T
16 6 187 Marv Berschet Washington Redskins T
16 8 189 Herb Neathery Cleveland Browns B
18 7 212 Tommy O'Connell Chicago Bears B
20 2 231 Chuck Boerio Green Bay Packers C
21 6 247 Dick Jenkins Washington Redskins T
26 11 312 Joe Vernasco Cleveland Browns E
30 4 353 Don Stevens Philadelphia Eagles B
1951 5 1 51 Lynn Lynch Chicago Cardinals G
8 5 91 Dick Raklovits Detroit Lions B
13 6 153 Wayne Siegert Detroit Lions T
13 11 158 Paul Douglass New York Giants B
18 9 216 Chuck Brown Chicago Bears G
20 3 234 Al Tate San Francisco 49ers T
27 9 324 Al Brosky Los Angeles Rams B
1950 14 5 175 Lyle Button Washington Redskins T
23 7 294 Walt Kerulis Pittsburgh Steelers E
28 4 356 Johnny Karras Detroit Lions B
29 4 369 Russ Steger Detroit Lions B
1949 13 2 123 Al Mastrangeli Green Bay Packers C
13 10 131 Lyle Button Philadelphia Eagles T
14 9 140 Tony Klimek Chicago Cardinals E
18 7 178 Herb Siegert Washington Redskins G
23 6 227 Walt Kersulis Los Angeles Rams E
1948 3 2 15 Les Bingaman Detroit Lions T
8 6 61 Bob Cunz Green Bay Packers T
13 2 107 Russ Steger Detroit Lions B
13 6 111 Perry Moss Green Bay Packers B
15 6 131 Lou Agase Green Bay Packers T
1947 9 5 70 Art Dufelmeier Chicago Cardinals B
9 10 75 Dwight Eddleman Chicago Bears B
11 8 93 Russ Steger Los Angeles Rams B
23 8 213 Lou Levanti Los Angeles Rams C
30 10 285 Jack Pierce Chicago Bears B
32 6 299 Bob Prymuski Los Angeles Rams G
1946 2 1 11 Mac Wenskunas Chicago Cardinals C
2 4 14 Julie Rykovich Chicago Bears B
11 9 99 Chick Maggioli Washington Redskins B
12 4 104 Frank Bauman Chicago Bears E
14 9 129 Stan Sprague Washington Redskins E
19 4 174 Tom Gallagher Chicago Bears B
27 5 255 Butch Kalens New York Giants G
1945 9 6 82 Les Joop Detroit Lions T
12 6 115 Mike Kasap Detroit Lions T
26 5 268 Ray Florek Cleveland Rams B
1944 1 11 11 Tony Butkovich Cleveland Rams B
8 6 71 Alex Agase Green Bay Packers G
14 2 133 John Genis Brooklyn Dodgers T
14 6 137 Don Griffin Green Bay Packers B
26 2 265 Ray Grierson Brooklyn Dodgers E
1943 26 4 244 Eddie McGovern Chicago Cardinals B
1941 21 5 195 Tom Riggs Washington Redskins T
1940 15 9 139 Mel Brewer Green Bay Packers G
20 9 189 Jim Reeder Green Bay Packers T
1939 20 7 187 Jim McDonald Detroit Lions C
1937 8 7 77 Elvin Sayre Detroit Lions C

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Notes[edit]

Dave Wilson was drafted in the 1981 Supplemental Draft.[2]

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