Illinois redshirt senior RB Josh Ferguson "isn't the biggest back in the draft class, but his explosiveness and elusiveness are perfect for teams looking for a dual threat in the backfield," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
llinois redshirt senior RB Josh Ferguson is "a shifty third down back that's very effective catching the ball out of the backfield," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes.
Regarding Illinois senior DT Jihad Ward's move from receiver/safety to the defensive line in JUCO, NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter writes that "the sky's the limit once he really knows what to do with his size and strength."
Due to the injury of Mikey Dudek, ESPN's Brian Bennett suggests that Illinois junior WR Geronimo Allison may crack the 1,000-receiving yard barrier this year.
Illinois redshirt junior QB Wes Lunt has "physical traits" that "immediately attracts the attention of pro scouts, consistently making NFL throw after NFL throw," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Illinois senior CB V'Angelo Bentley "has football speed, smarts and swagger that will appeal to the next level."
Illinois redshirt senior Josh Ferguson "is much more talented than what it says on paper," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
NFL Media ranks Illinois senior CB V'Angelo Bentley as their No.15 versatile athletes in college football.
NFL Media ranks Illinois HC Tim Beckman as having the No. 3 hottest seat in college football.
Former Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase has been hired to the school's staff as an assistant director of football operations.
Former Illinois defensive back Nick North said Illini head coach Tim Beckman "takes the cake as the worst coach I ever met."
Illinois sophomore WR Mike Dudek tore his ACL during spring activities.
Illinois junior to be QB Aaron Bailey is expected to transfer.
Illinois freshman WR Mike Dudek is a "burgeoning star," according to NFL.com.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reports that Illinois will retain head coach Tim Beckman in 2015.