Corey Liuget selected in 1st round

The San Diego Chargers selected former Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget with the 18th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Liuget, who declared for the draft after his junior season at Illinois, was the third player taken from the Big Ten and also the third player taken at his position.

h2. Still on the Board

Former Illini juniors Mikel Leshoure and Martez Wilson are widely expected to be picked in Friday’s continuation of the NFL Draft.

Leshoure, a running back, is likely to follow close behind Alabama’s Mark Ingram, who was selected Thursday by New Orleans with the 28th pick. Ingram was the only running back selected Thursday.

Linebackers were also in low demand in Round One, with Texas A&M’s Von Miller as the only player at Wilson’s position to come off the board. Miller was selected No. 2 by Denver.