It has been confirmed that Commissioner Oliver Luck has officially sent Ronald Ollie an invitation to be a possible draft pick for the upcoming XFL draft in October.
Perhaps Ronald Ollie is not a household name unless of course your a Netflix subscriber and happen to watch the Netflix original “Last Chance U” but you might not know who he is.
Ronald Ollie was one of the favored players from Last Chance U and he eventually received an invite to participate in the Oakland Raiders training camp for the 2019 season. It was announced that Ollie suffered an injury during training camp and never returned. He was cut shortly afterward.
Of course it’s every little boys dream to land in the NFL as most of us have played with our friends in the back yard and re-enacted a game-winning Super Bowl drive and celebrated like hell after we drove the ball a hundred yards (but let’s be honest, it was more like twenty yards) for the game-winning drive. Maybe that’s not the immediate future for Ollie but he does have another shot if he so chooses to take it with the XFL.
Ronald Ollie played for East Mississippi Community College for the 2016 season before transferring to Nicholls State University. There he transitioned to defensive line rather than his defensive tackle position for EMCC.
He entered the 2019 NFL Draft but was not selected by any teams. After the draft however he was set to be signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent but the Ravens pulled out of the contract before he could sign. He immediately received an offer from the Raiders to participate in their training camp.
He has been said to be a great defensive player and should be a great asset to any team. It appears that he still needs a little refining so perhaps he can polish the rough edges in the XFL and make his name a household one. We always love to hear a great comeback story so we really hope to see him playing for one of the XFL teams for the 2020 inaugural season.