Offensive tackle Xavier Fulton became the second player from the University of Illinois to get picked in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Fulton in the fifth round with the 155th overall pick.
The pick comes one day after the Miami Dolphins took cornerback Vontae Davis in the first round with the 25th overall pick.
Fulton posted a 5.04 40-yard dash and completed 27 reps on the bench press. He ran the three cone drill in 7.4 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.56 seconds.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.
In 2007, Fulton made the Second-Team All-Big Ten and was a Rotary Lombardi Award Candidate.
He hurt his knee in 2005 and used 2006 to rehab as a medical redshirt. In his final two seasons, he played in 25 games.
Illinois' remaining draft hopefuls include defensive ends Will Davis and Derek Walker and linebacker Brit Miller.
Note: Adam Musto is a journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.