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Battlehawks Add 10 More Players During Alumni Academy Draft

The Battlehawks added ten more players in via the NFL Alumni Academy draft. While the Alumni Academy draftees are not guaranteed a spot for their specific team, they are allotted an opportunity to work out with the team in effort to showcase their skillset. Currently with the addition of the 10 Alumni Academy players the Battlehawks roster sits at 77 players.

First NameLast NameCollegePosition
KareemWalkerSouth AlabamRB
A.J.GreeneNew HavenWR
BryceNunnellyWestern MichiganWR
CalebVander EschSouth DakotaWR
KishawnWalkerKentucky WesleynDB
JakobyPappillionSouther A&MDB

Offensive Additions:

The Battlehawks added Four Wide Receivers, a Running Back, and an Offensive Lineman. The Battlehawks clearly wanted to load up on receiver talent by bringing in Bryce Nunnelly, Hezekiah Grimsely, A.J. Greene, Caleb Vander Esch, while also adding Kareem Walker, and OT Jovaun Woolford. Many of these players are getting their first taste of pro-football experience as most players have just been a part of NFL mini camps.

Defensive Additions:

On the Defensive side of the ball the Battlehawks added three DBs and a linebacker. Due to the recent departure of Channing Stribling to the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars and Emeke Egbule signing to the Pittsburgh Practice Squad, the Battlehawks took a proactive approach in replacing two high caliber players. The Battlehawks added Linebacker Marvin Moody, and Defensive Backs Brendon White, Kishawn Walker, Jakoby Pappillion. Walker and White have worked out for multiple NFL teams, while the rest of the Defensive draftees have had limited NFL interest.

Moving Forward:

While originally it appeared that Alumni Academy teams would be automatically given XFL roster spots, it appear the entity will act as the XFL 3.0’s, Team 9 for 2023. With a pool of players hungry for an opportunity, the XFL is in prime position to have a talent pool ready to go if an injury arises during the 2023. With the XFL, USFL, and FCF in full swing for 2023, the chance to play pro football is at an all time high for this year and hopefully a long time.

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Pat Rifino is a former Security Contractor turned writer. He began his writing career talking about geo-politics, and the defense industry. Now Pat writes about alt-league football, while hanging with his dogs in his off time.

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