Spring Primer: Illini defensive line

After a 2015 leap, can Illini defensive line stay strong and improve more? How will they replace Jihad Ward? Are Chunky Clements and Dawuane Smoot future pros? How do Gimel President, Jamal Milan and Teko Powell affect depth? Illini Inquirer publisher Jeremy Werner previews the 2016 Illinois defensive line.

Illini Inquirer is previewing each Illini position group leading up to  the start of spring practice on April 1Check out the previous previews below:

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive line

Defensive line


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