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Report: Martez Wilson Headed To NFL, More Illini To Follow?

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According to a report, Illinois junior line backer Martez Wilson will declare for the NFL Draft.

ESPN is reporting that the Chicago native, and Simeon graduate, will forgo his final season of eligibility for a shot at the NFL. Wilson lead the team in tackles this season with 112.

Other Illini players who are reportedly considering a jump to the NFL are running back Mikel Leshoure and defensive tackle Corey Liuget.

According to the Chicago Tribune, both players met with head coach Ron Zook and are reportedly leaning towards the NFL Draft.