Smoot used to receive first-round hype, but now I could realistically see him and Phillips going as high as the early third round depending on their combine performances. I expect them both to do well, particularly amongst men their size in the 40 yard dash. Phillips might have a weak bench press showing.
Phillips: 3rd-5th... Most likely 4th
Smoot: Late 2nd-4th.... Most likely 3rd (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...nkings/2017/DE
Clements: 6th-undrafted FA.... Most likely 7th
(Didn't make the list for his position)
Nickerson: 7th-undrafted FA.... Most likely 7th but could rise with a surprising combine performance
I did those projections based on a combination of the CBS evaluations and my own experience closing monitoring the draft, and specifically Illinois players, over the last five years. I kind of obsess over this event and I've gotten decent at it. Chunky is the only one where I disagree with the expert rankings.