No surprise here, either.
Illinois’ Keith Randolph has made it official, announcing his intentions Monday to enter the 2024 NFL Draft. Randolph said he planned on doing this ahead of the Illini’s season finale against Northwestern.
Randolph, who left that game with an injury, missed some time in 2023, and it’s not clear where he’ll fall in next year’s draft.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound redshirt junior had more than 40 tackles this season and has finished with numbers comparable to his “Law Firm” teammate, Johnny Newton.
A three-star prospect out of Belleville, Randolph signed with Illinois in 2018 under head coach Lovie Smith. He played two seasons under the old regime, and stuck around for three years under Bret Bielema, where he transformed into an All-Big Ten caliber player.