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Seattle Sea Dragons Claim 7 Undrafted Rookies

Following the 2023 XFL Rookie Draft, the Seattle Sea Dragons claimed the rights for 7 additional players.

Seattle Sea DragonsDillon DoyleLBBaylor
Seattle Sea DragonsBeau KellyWRPortland State
Seattle Sea DragonsLuke LoecherPOregon State
Seattle Sea DragonsN’Kosi PerryQBFlorida Atlantic
Seattle Sea DragonsMorgan VestDBNorthern Arizona
Seattle Sea DragonsDawson WeberDBNorth Dakota State
Seattle Sea DragonsLazarus WilliamsDLNew Mexico State

LB – Dillon Doyle – 6’3″ – 240 lbs.

College: Iowa (2018 – 2019), Baylor (2020 – 2022)

College Accolades: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (4x), Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2022), First-Team Academic All-American (2022), Second-Team All-Big 12 (2022), Second-Team All-Big 12 (2022), First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2022), Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2021), Second-Team All-Texas (2021), First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2021), Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2020), Academic All-Big 10 (2019),

Dillion Doyle played 2 seasons at Iowa before transferring to Baylor for his final 3 years of eligibility. In that time, he appeared in 44 games, totaling 259 tackles (137 solo/ 122 assisted), 12.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 5 pass deflections, 3 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Additionally, Doyle was the first player in program and league history to earn first or second-team all-conference honors at an offensive and defensive position, being named second-team at linebacker and fullback.

WR – Beau Kelly – 5’9″ – 170 lbs.

College: Portland State (2018 – 2022)

College Accolades: 2nd team All-Big Sky Conference (2021)

Beau Kelly played 5 seasons at Portland State, appearing in 43 games throughout his collegiate career. In that time, he’d total 156 receptions for 2,288 receiving yards, and 18 touchdowns, also taking 15 rush attempts for 90 yards on the ground.

P – Luke Loecher – 6’4″ – 210 lbs.

College: Oregon State (2018 – 2022)

College Accolades: All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention (2022), Phil Steele All-Pac-12 First Team (2022), Academic All-District (2022), Ray Guy Award Watch List (top punter) (2022), Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll (2021), Pro Football Focus Second-Team All-Pac-12 (2021), Phil Steele All-Pac-12 Third Team (2021)

Luke Loecher played 4 seasons at Oregon State, appearing in 31 games for the Beavers. In that time, he totaled 82 punts and averaged 46 yards per attempt, with his longest kick going for 72 yards during the 2021 season.

QB – N’Kosi Perry – 6’4″ – 198 lbs.

College: Miami (2018 – 2020), Florida Atlantic (2021 – 2022)

College Accolades: PFF C-USA All-Third Team (2022), Shula Bowl XXI MVP (2022),

N’Kosi Perry played 3 seasons with the Miami Hurricanes before transferring to Florida Atlantic for his final 2 years of college eligibility. Perry appeared in 48 games in that time, totaling 633/1114 completed passes (56.8% comp), 7,967 yards, 69 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions. Additionally, he’d total 308 rush attempts for 630 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Earlier this week, N’Kosi Perry signed with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, so depending on how things go up north, he may not be available for the 2024 XFL season.

DB – Morgan Vest – 6’1″ – 205 lbs.

College: South Carolina (2017), Kilgore JC (2017 – 2018), (Northern Arizona (2020 – 2022)

College Accolades: Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Sky Conference (Second Team) (2022), Big Sky Football Preseason All-Conference Team (2022), All-Big Sky (Second Team) (2021), Phil Steele All-Big Sky (Second Team) (2021), Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Sky (Second Team) (2021), Preseason All-Big Sky (2021), Spring All-Big Sky (Unanimous First Team) (2021)

After redshirting as a walk-on at South Carolina in 2017, Morgan Vest spent the next 2 seasons at Killgore College in Texas. He’d sit out in 2019, then transferred to Northern Arizona University for his final 3 years of eligibility. In his time with the Lumberjacks, Vest appeared in 27 games and totaled 259 tackles (139 solo/ 120 assisted), 11 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 27 pass deflections, and 3 fumble recoveries.

DB – Dawson Weber – 6’2″ – 190 lbs.

College: North Dakota State (2018 – 2022)

College Accolades: Phil Steele FCS All-America Fourth Team (2022), All-MVFC First Team (2022), MVFC Honor Roll (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)

After a redshirt year in 2017, Dawson Weber played 5 seasons with the North Dakota State Bison. In that time, he appeared in 60 games and totaled 148 tackles (100 solo/ 48 assisted), 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, 23 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.

DE/DL – Lazarus Williams – 6’5″ – 270 lbs.

College: Arizona Western JC (2017 – 2018), New Mexico Military Institute (2019), New Mexico State (2020 – 2022)

College Accolades: All-Independent Second-Team (2022), Ranked number 45 out of the top 50 defensive ends in college football (2022)

After 2 seasons at Arizona Western Junior College and a season at the New Mexico Military Institute, Lazarus Williams transferred to New Mexico State for his final 3 seasons of college eligibility. Throughout his collegiate career, Williams appeared in 36 games, totaling 84 tackles (45 solo/ 39 assisted), 14 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, 3 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

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