Here’s A Look At Who Was Taken In The First Two Rounds Of The XFL Draft

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In case you missed it, the XFL is coming back and on Tuesday the XFL Draft got underway.

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.

DC Defenders

Rashard Davis, WR, James Madison

Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary

Houston Roughnecks

Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Kahlil Lews, WR, Cincinnati

New York Guardians

DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue

Mekale McKay, WR, Cincinnati

Dallas Renegades

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

Seattle Dragons

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.

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