Illinois In The 2013 NFL Draft: Live Tracker And Mock Draft Projections

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

There might have been a few surprises during the first round of the NFL Draft such as: Geno Smith and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o falling to possible day two. Although,it was no surprise that zero Illinois Fighting Illini were taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However, this weekend should look a little more brighter for Illini fans as there should be a hefty amount of Illinois players taken on Friday and Saturday.

To follow your Fighting Illini, we’ve pieced together this draft tracker, along with mock projects, which we’ll update throughout the the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Michael Buchanan | Status: New England Patriots (Rd. 7)

Tam Bradford of Chicago Now: 3rd Round, 87th overall to Seattle Seahawks [Link]
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report: 4th Round, 100th overall to Oakland Raiders [Link]
Staff DraftSite.com: 5th Round, 166th overall to Miami Dolphins [Link]
Walter Football: 6th Round, 205th overall to Oakland Raiders [Link]

Terry Hawthorne | Status: Pittsburgh Steelers (Rd. 5)

Bleeding Green Nation of SB Nation: 6th Round, 179th overall to San Diego Chargers [Link]
Walter Football: 6th Round, 184th overall to St. Louis Rams [Link]
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report: 6th Round, 189th overall to Minnesota Vikings [Link]
Staff DraftSite.com: 7th Round, 207th overall to Kansas City Chiefs [Link]

Akeem Spence | Status: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Rd. 4)

Staff DraftSite.com: 4th Round, 104th overall to Cleveland Browns [Link]
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report: 4th Round, 107th overall to Tennessee Titans [Link]
Walter Football: 5th Round, 148th overall to Carolina Panthers [Link]

Hugh Thornton | Status: Indianapolis Colts (Rd. 3)

Walter Football: 4th Round, 113th overall to St. Louis Rams [Link]
Staff DraftSite.com: 5th Round, 154th overall to Washington Redskins [Link]
Bleeding Green Nation of SB Nation: 6th Round, 171st overall to Detriot Lions [Link]
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report: 6th Round, 175th overall to Cleveland Browns [Link]

Glenn Foster | Status: Undrafted

No Mock Draft Selections

Graham Pocic | Status: Undrafted

No Mock Draft Selections

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Topics: Akeem Spence, Football, Hugh Thornton, Illinois Fighting Illini, Michael Buchanan, NFL Draft, Terry Hawthorne

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