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Illinois’ Isaiah Williams declares for NFL Draft

Best of luck, IW.

Brad Repplinger // TCR

Following an AP All-Big Ten First Team season, Isaiah Williams is entering the NFL Draft he announced on his X account Friday.

The Illini’s receiving leader racked up a total of 1,055 yards this season — putting him among a very exclusive seven-player group in program history.

On top of that, Williams finished first amongst the Big Ten in receptions (82) and second in receiving yards only behind Heisman candidate Marvin Harrison Jr.

The St. Louis native recorded 100+ receiving yards in five different games, with his career-best 200 coming in the overtime win against Indiana.

He also showed some of his former quarterback skills — the position he was recruited to Illinois to play — in the most recent game against Northwestern where he found Pat Bryant in the end zone on a trick play.

It will be exciting to see one of the better receivers Illinois has seen come through the program lately playing on Sunday’s next NFL season.