Spence Ready to Announce for NFL


Published on December 19 2012 8:55 am
Last Updated on December 19 2012 8:55 am
Written by Millie Lange

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois defensive lineman Akeem Spence is set to announce he's ready for the National Football League.

According to ESPN, the junior will make it official Friday. The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder recorded 72 tackles last season. One scouting service ranks Spence as the 45th best player available in next year's NFL draft.