The XFL held their Supplemental Draft on New Year’s Day, allowing the eight franchises to further add talent to their rosters ahead of the upcoming season. The Supplemental Draft allowed teams to draft players that were either passed over in the XFL Draft or were ineligible for selection in November.
Only one team made a selection in all 17 rounds of the Supplemental Draft. That team is the San Antonio Brahmas. Taking full advantage of the opportunity to deepen their roster, the Brahmas beefed up in preparation for the beginning of the season.
San Antonio entered the Supplemental Draft with the second overall pick. And with that second overall pick, the Brahmas selected a former LSU recruit.
Round 1, Pick 2: Chidi Okeke, OL, Tennessee State
Okeke is a Nigerian born offensive tackle out of Tennessee State. The 26-year-old entered the NFL Draft in 2019, but was not selected. He eventually signed with the Washington Commanders as an undrafted free agent. Okeke spent just one month in the nation’s capital before signing on with the Kansas City Chiefs. The former Tennessee State lineman didn’t make the final roster and spent 2019 and 2020 with the Miami Dolphins. Okeke didn’t play in the NFL in 2021 but spent time in training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2022 season.
The 26-year-old was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team in 2018. He originally committed to LSU, but transferred after a redshirt season and a season on special teams.
Round 2, Pick 15: Kamilo Tongamoa, DL, Iowa State
Tongamoa played his college ball for the Iowa State Cyclones. He played just 13 games in two seasons. He recorded one tackle for a loss in four games in 2017, and two total tackles in nine games in 2018.
Tongamoa most recently played for the New Orleans Breakers in the USFL. He thrived with the USFL, being named to the league’s midseason all-star team. He recorded 26 tackles and 1.5 sacks along the Breakers’ defensive line in 2022.
Round 3, Pick 18: Terry Poole, OL, San Diego State
Poole has been around the game of football for a while now. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the 30-year-old has played at nearly every level of professional football.
Poole spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, and Houston Texans in the NFL. He joined the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football in 2019. In 2020, the Houston Roughnecks drafted him in the last iteration of the XFL.
From there, he signed with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers traded him to the Toronto Argonauts nearly a month later. He most recently played for the New Jersey Generals in the USFL, where he was named to the All-USFL team.
Round 4, Pick 31: Delontae Scott, LB, SMU
Scott entered the NFL Draft in 2020 but was not selected. He found a home with the Green Bay Packers following the draft and spent the season on their practice squad.
The 25-year-old Texas native signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021. He saw time on the active roster in both 2021 and 2022, but never featured in a game. He spent time with the Carolina Panthers most recently.
At SMU, Scott was named second-team All-AAC his senior season. He recorded 68 total tackles throughout his collegiate career. His senior season also saw him rack up an impressive 18 tackles for a loss.
Round 5, Pick 34: Mike Scott, DL, Oklahoma State
Mike Scott, also a Texas native, had some impressive displays at Oklahoma State. He recorded three sacks mainly as a rotation player in his junior year and added another 1.5 sacks in his senior campaign.
Scott most recently played professional football with the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL. Scott recorded 18 total tackles and three sacks during his time with the Bandits. The USFL also named Scott to their first-team All-Name team, as he shares a first and last name with a popular character from The Office.
Round 6, Pick 47: Sean Williams Jr., DB, Navy
Williams was a two-year starter at safety for the Midshipmen in college. In 2018, he was elected as co-team captain. During his time at Navy, he was regarded as one of the team’s best pure athletes. The Memphis native recorded a career total of 248 tackles and four interceptions in 50 career games.
Williams is another player who found playing time in the USFL last year. The former Navy safety was selected by the Michigan Panthers, coached by former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. He recorded 49 tackles and an interception during the 2022 USFL season.
Round 7, Pick 50: Jordan McCray, OL, UCF
McCray, like Poole, is another alt-football veteran. The 30-year-old went undrafted in 2014, and bounced around a few NFL practice squads before joining the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League in 2016.
He played in Orlando once again in 2019 when he signed with the AAF’s Orlando Apollos. After that league folded, he joined the Tampa Bay Vipers in the XFL. In 2021, McCray signed with the Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League. He most recently played for the USFL Champion Birmingham Stallions last spring.
Round 8, Pick 60: Da’Sean Downey, ILB, UMass
At UMass, Downey recorded a career 184 tackles in 42 total games. Interestingly enough, he played mostly as a defensive end in college despite being drafted as an inside linebacker.
The 27-year-old joined the Calgary Stampeders in 2019. In six games, he recorded four total tackles, once again as a defensive end. Downey joined McCray on the Massachusetts Pirates in 2021, where he shined.
Downey broke three Pirates’ team records in 2021. And in 2022, he was named to the All-IFL second team. Playing defensive line, the 27-year-old recorded 30 tackles, five sacks, and 7.5 tackles for loss this past season.
Round 9, Pick 63: Cody Brown, DB, Arkansas State
Brown is another Texas native who will once again play his XFL football in his home state. He spent 2020 with the undefeated Houston Roughnecks, recording two interceptions.
Brown recorded 128 total tackles at Arkansas State in his career. He also had six interceptions, a touchdown, and was a two-time All-SBC selection.
The Texas native played for the AAF’s Salt Lake Stallions in 2019, finishing 10th in total tackles before the league folded. He also had a brief stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018.
Round 10, Pick 70: Kelvin Pinkney, DT, USF
Pinkney entered the 2022 NFL Draft but was not selected during the process. He did participate in USF’s Pro Day prior to last April’s draft.
Pinkney spent five seasons with the Bulls. In 50 career games, the Florida native recorded 4.5 sacks and 76 career tackles while playing mostly a rotational role for the Bulls. Should Pinkney receive playing time with the Brahmas, it would be his first taste of professional football at any level.
Round 11, Pick 73: Chase Pine, ILB, Pittsburgh
Pine is another player receiving his first shot at professional football with San Antonio. The linebacker recorded 118 tackles with the Panthers in five seasons.
In 2021, Pine helped Pitt win the ACC Championship. He recorded 31 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and half a sack that season.
Pine went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. He did receive a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but ultimately did not sign with the team.
Round 12, Pick 80: Ranthony Texada, DB, TCU
Texada played his college ball at TCU from 2014-2017, and he played well. His senior season was his breakout, as he was named to the first team All-Big 12.
He went undrafted in 2018, but signed on with the Washington Commanders following the draft. He joined the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks in 2019 before joining the New York Guardians for the 2020 XFL season.
Texada returned to the CFL in 2020, originally with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. However, he returned to the Redblacks before the 2020 season, and played three games for them.
In 2021, the 27-year-old former TCU standout started seven games for Ottawa. He recorded an interception and 13 tackles. He most recently played a game for the Montreal Alouettes in 2022.
The Houston Roughnecks drafted Texada’s brother, Raleigh, in November.
Round 13, Pick 83: Deon Yelder, TE, Western Kentucky
Yelder entered the NFL Draft in 2018, signing with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. He was cut in October, and the 27-year-old signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Yelder saw game action with the Chiefs in 2018 and 2019. He caught his first pass against the Detroit Lions in 2019. The Kentucky native played in all three playoff games for Kansas City that year as he won the Super Bowl.
After leaving the Chiefs following the 2020 season, he bounced around a number of practice squads. Most recently, Yelder spent time with the Arizona Cardinals, but he was released before the 2022 season.
Round 14, Pick 86: Reggie Corbin, RB, Illinois
Corbin was a bright spot in a rough season for the Michigan Panthers in 2022. He was named to the All-USFL team after rushing for 519 yards and two touchdowns on 95 carries.
Prior to that, the 26-year-old spent some time with the BC Lions in the CFL in 2021. However, he was cut from the team before the season kicked off. He also received a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks but wasn’t signed.
The USFL’s leading rusher played college ball at Illinois. He played a total of 44 games, rushing for 2361 yards and 18 career touchdowns in his career.
Round 15, Pick 88: Marcus Santos-Silva, TE, Texas Tech
Santos-Silva is unique in the sense that he didn’t play football at all in college. He was a basketball player at Texas Tech, where he played for two years.
He signed with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2020 season, but he was cut early in the preseason. Santos-Silva has not played football or basketball since. Some reports indicate the 6’6” Santos-Silva hadn’t played football since his freshman year in high school prior to signing with the Browns.
Round 16, Pick 89: Jordan Williams, ILB, Baylor
Williams played four seasons at Baylor, being named one of the team’s captains at one point. He had three interceptions his senior season in what was a standout year.
Williams entered the 2022 NFL Draft, but was not selected. He signed on with the Atlanta Falcons following the conclusion of the draft.
The former Baylor standout didn’t stick with the Falcons, however. They released him, and he signed with the Detroit Lions shortly thereafter. Williams also spent time with the BC Lions of the CFL.
Round 17, Pick 90: Devin Ross, WR, Colorado
Ross entered the 2018 NFL Draft, and spent a brief amount of time with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. He bounced around with a few NFL teams, most recently the New England Patriots in 2021.
In 2022, he joined the USFL, playing for the Michigan Panthers. He caught 28 passes for 309 receiving yards and one touchdown for the Panthers. The former Colorado pass catcher also added 218 kick return yards for Jeff Fisher’s team.
The XFL season kicks off on February 18. Training camps are set to begin on January 8. It is worth noting that the Brahmas could add more players to their team once the NFL regular season ends and players are released from practice squads.
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