Finding rookie talent is more essential in the NFL than it is in any of the other major pro sports.
Illinois’ defense wasn’t a problem at the start of the year, but seemed to fall apart at the season’s end. This needs to be fixed before facing Baylor on Wednesday.
It’s been a streaky season for the Illini. And as much as the Illini would like to cap their up and down season, the dynamic Baylor offense could stand in their way.