LAS VEGAS (November 16, 2022) – The XFL today completed day one of the XFL Draft, presented by ZipRecruiter, at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Day one was broken into four positional groupings, with 11 rounds of selections for each grouping: Offensive Skill positions (WR, RB, TE, FB), Defensive Backs (CB, Safety, Nickel), Defensive Front Seven (ILB, Edge, DE, DT), and
Offensive Line (LT, LG, C, RG, RT).
The first two rounds of the draft went as follows:
- DC Defenders Abram Smith RB Baylor
- St. Louis Battlehawks Marcell Ateman WR Oklahoma State
- San Antonio Brahmas Jacques Patrick RB Florida State
- Orlando Guardians Charleston Rambo WR Miami
- Vegas Vipers Martavis Bryant WR Clemson
- Seattle Sea Dragons Kevin Shaa WR Liberty
- Arlington Renegades Sal Cannella TE Auburn
- Houston Roughnecks Adrian Killins RB Central Florida
- Houston Roughnecks Garrett Owens TE Duquesne
- Arlington Renegades De’Montre Tuggle RB Ohio
- Seattle Sea Dragons T.J. Hammonds RB Arkansas
- Vegas Vipers John Lovett RB Penn State
- Orlando Guardians Andrew Jamiel WR Stonehill
- San Antonio Brahmas Calvin Turner Jr. WR Hawaii
- St. Louis Battlehawks Jamarcus Bradley WR Louisiana-Lafayette
- DC Defenders Jaquez Ezzard WR Sam Houston State
A full listing of each draft pick, by team and overall, is available at XFL.com/draftcentral.
The XFL Draft continues tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, with the final day of action beginning at 8:30 am PT/11:30 ET. Day two will feature three rounds of Specialists selections (Kicker, Punt, Long Snapper), followed by open drafting for up to 11 rounds.
Fans can follow draft events with a live and interactive Draft Central board at XFL.com. XFL league and team social media platforms will also be posting behind-the-scenes coverage throughout the day, and updates will appear regularly on ESPN broadcasts throughout the two-day period.
League and team personnel have evaluated nearly 6,000 players at XFL showcases, NFL training camps, and tryouts. The top prospects from these evaluations have been invited to enter the XFL Draft pool of 1,700 players vying for 528 spots in training camp and 400 active player roster spots.
A supplemental draft for players who were not eligible for this week’s draft, including players who are currently under contract with other professional football leagues, will occur in early 2023.
The XFL will kick off on February 18, 2023, in partnership with its exclusive broadcast partner, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN. Season ticket deposits are available online for all teams at XFL.com/tickets.
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