The XFL Draft is far different than the NFL Draft. Before the event got underway, starting quarterbacks were assigned to each team and then the first two rounds each team picks from a pool of ‘skill players.’
Before we get to the results, we have to discuss how the draft is going down at the moment. It’s being streamed on YouTube, which is cool, but it looks like some sort of Google Hangout session for a mediocre fantasy football league. It’s actually being done over a Zoom call, but then again they’re holding this thing during the middle of a Tuesday, so we shouldn’t expect too much.
Now onto the selections, here’s who went where and the schools the players played at.
Rashard Davis, WR, James Madison
Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Kahlil Lews, WR, Cincinnati
New York Guardians
DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue
Mekale McKay, WR, Cincinnati
Jeff Badet, WR, Oklahoma
TommyLee Lewis, WR, Northern Illinois
Tampa Bay Vipers
Nick Truesdell, TE, Grand Rapids Community College
Seantavius Jones, WR, Valdosta State
St. Louis BattleHawks
Christine Michel, RB, Texas A&M
Brogan Roback, QB, Eastern Michigan
Trey Williams, RB, Texas A&M
Kenneth Farrow, RB, Houston
Los Angeles Wildcats
Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina
Rashad Ross, WR, Arizona State
You wouldn’t be the only one after reading that entire list and not recognizing more than maybe one game. The name that jumps out is Connor Cook who was drafted by Houston; he threw for over 9,000 yards and had 71 touchdowns while at Michigan State.
The XFL opens play on Feb. 8 of 2020, the weekend after the Super Bowl. Games will be televised on ESPN, ABC and FOX.