XFL COMPLETES FINAL DAY OF DRAFT IN LAS VEGAS
442 players along with 22 quarterbacks to start training camp in January 2023
LAS VEGAS (November 17, 2022) – The XFL today completed the final day of XFL Draft Week, presented by ZipRecruiter, at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Day two featured the three rounds of Specialists selections (kicker, punter, long snapper), followed by open rounds for all positions.
This followed day one on Wednesday, which was broken into four positional groupings featuring 11 rounds of selections for each skill: 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).
Of the 442 non-quarterback players selected this week, 285 come with NFL experience (signed an NFL active roster and/or practice squad contract).
273 XFL player selections came from the past three NFL draft classes (171 were eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft, 33 were eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, and 69 were eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft).
The league’s rosters also include 69 players who will be returning to the XFL from 2020.
Following the Quarterback Selection Show on Tuesday, XFL teams also selected the following quarterbacks today, with additional quarterbacks expected to be chosen in the supplemental draft.
League and team personnel evaluated nearly 6,000 players at XFL showcases, NFL training camps, tryouts and via film. The top prospects from these evaluations were 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 will be held in early January 2023 for players who were not eligible for this week’s draft, including players who are currently under contract with other professional football leagues. Eligible players who were not selected in this week’s draft will also be available in the supplemental draft.
Some notes and notable players part of this list. For both days 18 USFL players who were free agents were drafted per XFL News Hub’s Pat Rafino. Some notable names on day two, K Taylor Russolino, Punter Marquette King, RB Kenneth Farrow and WR Flynn Nagel all return to the XFL. FCF is represented as well with QB Mitch Kidd and TE Tommy Auger.
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