Positive: Wide-bodied blocker who flashes quickness and explosiveness in his game. Strong at the point of attack and gets his hands into defenders then turns them from the action. Does an adequate job bending his knees, quick if asked to pull across the line of scrimmage, and explosive at the point of attack. Has a wide build that defenders have difficulty getting around.
Negative: Blocks with a narrow base, which affects his balance. Not a dominant run blocker and more of a position lineman who seals defenders from the action. Really not light on his feet.
Analysis: Illig has been productive on the small school level and possesses the body type to play in the NFL but must improve his fundamentals and run blocking strength."
2009: selected First-Team All-Southern Conference for the 2009 college football season as voted on by the Southern Conference head football coaches. Illig, as a junior started all eleven games at left guard and led the team in knockdowns with 98 on the season. The offensive line allowed only nine sacks this year, the sixth-fewest in the nation.
He had 117 knockdown blocks as a freshman, 3rd on the squad.
2006: Red Shirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Illig was selected for honorable mention all-state honors in 2004 and was an all-conference and all-state pick in 2005
Strengths: He is a mauler, Illig is as strong as it looks like he should be and light on his feet.
Weaknesses: Not a great quick-twitch athlete, at his best in a phone booth, he can pull and get out on screens but it's not what he does best and he struggles to redirect against smaller quicker pass rushers. He lacks the nasty edge scouts like doesn’t finish, is stiff, slow, and is considered by some to be too nice for the pit at the next level.
Projection: Illig is a PUDFA who would need great workouts to be drafted late."