Illinois' Top 6 NFL Prospects Not Named Whitney Mercilus

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Illinois' Top 6 NFL Prospects Not Named Whitney Mercilus
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The NFL caliber talent coming out of the University of Illinois this season is a far cry from those players coming out of the pro football pipelines of Alabama and LSU, but here, we have compiled a list of the top graduating seniors that have the potential to find a team and contribute in the league next year.

Note: I chose not to include draft-eligible juniors from the list. Although there are no sure-fire prospects outside of All-American and Hendricks Award winner Whitney Mercilus, a few juniors could jump ship and go pro prematurely with the recent coaching change Illinois is experiencing. 

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