Ten former Illinois players taken in 2017 NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft

Ten former Illinois high school football players were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft that was held in Philadelphia.  Illinois had the eigtht most players taken with Georgia leading the way with 29, followed by Florida with 27.

Leading the way was Wheaton Warrenville South alum Corey Davis, who only had one college offer coming-out of high school.  Davis was taken with the N0. 5 pick by the Tennessee Titans.

The Detroit Lions chose two former St. Rita players — wide receiver Kenny Golladay with the 96th pick and defensive end Patrick O’Connor with the 250th pick

2017 NFL Draft – Illinois High School Picks

Draft Position – Team – Player – Position – College – High School

#5 Tennessee – Corey Davis, WR – Western Michigan – Wheaton Warrenville South (Illinois)

#58 Seattle – Eric Pocic, C – LSU – Lemont (Illinois)

#71 LA Chargers – Dan Feeney, OG – Indiana – Sandburg (Illinois)

#96 Detroit – Kenny Golladay, WR – Northern Illinois – St. Rita (Illinois)

#109 Minnesota – Jaleel Johnson, DT – Iowa – Montini Catholic (Illinois)

#138 Cincinnati – Ryan Glasgow, DT – Michigan – Marmion Academy (Illinois)

#153 Cincinnati – Jake Elliott, PK – Memphis – Lyons Township (Illinois)

#156 Atlanta – Brian Hill, RB – Wyoming – Belleville West (Illinois)

#174 Atlanta – Eric Saubert, TE – Drake – Hoffman Estates (Illinois)

#250 Detroit – Patrick O’Connor, DE – Eastern Michigan – St. Rita (Illinois)

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