Not far from Evanston, one of the biggest events in football is taking place, starting tonight. The 2016 NFL Draft begins tonight in Chicago, and it holds even more interest for three former Wildcats. Although not expected to hear their names called tonight in round one, Dean Lowry, Nick VanHoose, and Dan Vitale could be getting the call sometime this weekend.
NFL.com projects VanHoose (CB) could be taken in the sixth or seventh round. Lowry (DE) and Vitale (SB) are both projected as either seventh round picks, or "priority free agents".