Projected Illinois depth chart
News-Gazette college football writer Bob Asmussen was at Camp Rantoul for more than two weeks. Here is his projected two-deep as of Saturday morning.
QB Juice Williams, Jr. Eddie McGee So.
RB Daniel Dufrene, Jr. Jason Ford, 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. Nate Bussey, So.
S Bo Flowers, So. Donsay Hardeman, Jr.
P Anthony Santella, So.
ASMUSSEN'S UPDATES: It's a tossup at backup running back behind Daniel Dufrene. Jason Ford, Mikel Leshoure and Troy Pollard are all capable and might all see playing time against Missouri. If there are any injuries on the offensive line, Randall Hunt continues as the primary backup for all spots except center. Donsay Hardeman missed valuable practice time, which moves Bo Flowers to No. 1 at safety. The top five safeties, including Garrett Edwards, will all play. And a couple of the freshmen might get in the mix too.