Projected Illinois depth chart
News-Gazette college football writer Bob Asmussen has been at Camp Rantoul for nearly two weeks. Here is his projected two-deep as of this morning. Note: He will update this once a week.
QB Juice Williams, Jr. Eddie McGee So.
RB Daniel Dufrene, Jr. Troy Pollard, Fr.
FB Rahkeem Smith, Jr. Zach Becker, Fr.
WR Arrelious Benn, So. Cordale Scott, Fr.
WR Chris Duvalt, Jr. Marques Wilkins, Jr.
WR Chris James, So. Will Judson, Fr.
TE Michael Hoomanawauni, Jr. Hubie Graham, Fr.
LT Xavier Fulton, Sr. Corey Lewis, Fr.
LG Eric Block, Sr. Randall Hunt, So.
C Ryan McDonald, Sr. Mike Nabolotny, Sr.
RG Jon Asamoah, Jr. Jack Cornell, Fr.
RT Ryan Palmer, So. Graham Pocic, Fr.
K Derek Dimke, Fr.
DE Will Davis, Sr. Doug Pilcher, Jr.
DE Derek Walker, Sr. Jerry Brown, So.
DT David Lindquist, Sr. Cory Liuget, Fr.
DT Josh Brent, So. Daryle Ballew, Fr.
LB Martez Wilson, So. Justin Staples, Fr.
LB Brit Miller, Sr. Sam Carson, Sr.
LB Rodney Pittman, Sr. Ian Thomas, So.
CB Vontae Davis, Jr. Antonio Gully, So.
CB Dere Hicks, Jr. Miami Thomas, So.
S Travon Bellamy, So. Bo Flowers, So.
S Donsay Hardeman, Jr. Nate Bussey, So.
P Anthony Santella, So.
ASMUSSEN'S UPDATES: Jeff Cumberland's injury moves Chris Duvalt up to the first unit. While we have Randall Hunt listed as the backup left guard, he is actually the sixth man. If anybody gets hurt up front, Hunt is the next one in. Sirod Williams' injury means more playing time for freshman Cory Liuget and redshirt freshman Daryle Ballew. Donsay Hardeman appears to be making a move at one safety spot, but the starting job is too close to call. Besides the first four safeties and Garrett Edwards, the coaches like freshman Supo Sanni, who could be a factor early in the season.