Jonathan Brown and several other of his former Illinois teammates get their chance to show off their skills to NFL personnel on Thursday morning at Illinois pro day.
Eight former Illinois football players are set to go through the paces this morning during pro day. Here's a look at who will try to impress in front of NFL scouts, along with their offer lists aside from Illinois coming out of high school before they arrived in Champaign-Urbana.
Jonathan Brown, LB: Class of 2010 product and three-star recruit boasted offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi and Texas Tech.
Russell Ellington, LB: Class of 2008 product from Homewood-Flossmoor and two-star recruit chose Illinois over offers from Akron, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Wake Forest and Western Michigan.
Jason Ford, RB: Three-star recruit in Class of 2008 from Belleville who initially committed to Iowa before changing his mind had offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Spencer Harris, WR: Class of 2010 product and two-star recruit from Arkansas held offers from Arkansas State, and ones from FCS schools Central Arkansas and Missouri State.
Steve Hull, WR: Three-star recruit from Cincinnati in Class of 2009 didn't get to play the position he was recruited to play at Illinois until this past fall. Former safety had offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Marshall and Ohio.
Ryan Lankford, WR: Class of 2010 recruit and three-star prospect from Florida picked Illinois ahead of offers from Central Michigan, Central Florida, Connecticut, Florida Atlantic, Louisville and Tulane.
Corey Lewis, RT: Class of 2008 product who first committed to Virginia before giving Illinois an oral commitment shortly before signing day also produced offers from Akron, Connecticut, Penn State and Temple.
Evan Wilson, TE: Georgia native and three-star recruit in Class of 2010 initially committed to Middle Tennessee State before he flipped to Illinois. Also had offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Florida International and Marshall.