Oct 12, 2019; Champaign, IL, USA; An Illinois Fighting Illini helmet sits on the field as players stretch before the start of the game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports
This should start becoming the norm, though. Illinois has talent on the team, and Bret Bielema is bringing in even more talent. Look for players from the Illini to get picked in the draft every year from now on.