Even though he has major upside, this is still a big mistake. You don't leave school early to be picked in the middle to late rounds. Economically, he would be way better off taking another year to work on technique. Plus, it sure is nice to have a college degree that you can use for the 25-35 years that you need to earn a paycheck outside of professional football.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."