The Illinois Fighting Illini will be losing one of their top defensive weapons this offseason, but the NFL will be gaining a top-tier talent. DE Whitney Mercilus, starting for the first time in his collegiate career in 2011, collected an impressive 16 sacks and 8 forced fumbles -- good for best in the nation.
The SB Nation YouTube team has focused in on Mercilus in their latest draft profile:
According to the NFL Draft analysts, Mercilus should be more than just a pure pass rusher:
"The perfect blend of size and speed, Mercilus is versatile enough to hold his own in run support when he's not barreling down on QBs."
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