NFL Draft 2007
List of Illinois high school graduates drafted by the NFL in 2007
(in order of drafting)
Black, Quincy / Chicago
New Mexico/Harper College, 3rd round (68th overall) Tampa Bay Bucs
Linebacker (6'2 240 lbs); A starter at Kenwood since his sophomore year, Black earned All-conference or All-Public League honors each of those 3 seasons. Played the linebacker/safety hybrid position at New Mexico University that Brian Urlacher brought notoriety to in 1998 & '99.
Wolfe, Garrett / River Grove (Holy Cross) (2000)
Northern Illinois, 3rd round (93rd overall) Chicago Bears
Running back (5'7 177lbs); At Holy Cross, Wolfe led the Chicago area in rushing his senior season and set numerous school records in track at the now closed school. Named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 & 2006. Earned All-America honors in 2006 as well while becoming the first player in MAC history to lead the conference in rushing, all-purpose yardage and scoring three consecutive seasons. Interesting Note: In the 2000 4A playoffs Wolfe & the Crusaders traveled to Jerseyville (Jersey) to play the Panthers and future NFL Draftee (2006 Jacksonville) Brent Hawkins. Holy Cross won and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Mormino, Drew / Lincolnshire
Central Michigan, 6th round (199th overall) Miami Dolphins
Offensive lineman (6'3 301 lbs); Mormino played as a starter all 4 years at Central Michigan, after red shirting his freshman year, with exception in 2004 due to an injury.
Santucci, Dan / Chicago (St. Patrick) (2002)
Notre Dame, 7th round (230th overall) Cincinnati Bengals
Offensive lineman (6'3 296 7lbs); After playing on the defensive line and as a tight end at St. Pats, Santucci would go on to Notre Dame to play guard. Became a full time starter for the Irish his junior year and finished with 26 straight starts. Interesting Note: Tim McGargle, also a 2002 St. Pats graduate and teammate was drafted last year by the St. Louis Rams.
Undrafted free agents