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Illini in the NFL: Tavon Wilson Picks off Carson Palmer in Week 1

Only a few Illini made an impact Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Arrelious Benn, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

1 Reception, 12 Yards ( Jacksonville def. Houston, 29-7)

Benn had minimal impact as the Jaguars surprised the NFL with a Week 1 victory over Houston.

Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Houston Texans

5 Tackles ( Jacksonville def. Houston, 29-7)

Mercilus registered a decent amount of tackles in that upset loss to the Jags.

Akeem Spence, DT, Detroit Lions

2 Tackles (Detroit def. Arizona, 35-23)

Spence was a part of two tackles as he tries to find his role in the Lions’ crowded defensive line.

Tavon Wilson, S, Detroit Lions

3 Tackles, 1 Interception (Detroit def. Arizona, 35-23)

Wilson had one of three picks on Carson Palmer as the Lions used their defense to upend the Cardinals.