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Illinois Football: Top 5 Illini prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft

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

For the first time since 2016, the Illinois football team had two players selected in the NFL Draft.

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.