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Illini's Mikel Leshoure drafted by Lions

Updated: April 29, 2011, 9:39 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Two Illinois juniors were selected in Friday's NFL draft.

Running back Mikel Leshoure was selected No. 57 overall by the Detroit Lions in the second round while linebacker Martez Wilson followed in the third round at No. 72 by the New Orleans Saints.

Leshoure said he was satisfied with where he was picked.

"This is the biggest moment of my life," Leshoure said. "I'm finally glad my name was called. I'm happy Detroit selected me and will give me an opportunity to help ...

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