Published: Wed, October 16, 2019
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Four former Wolverines drafted into the XFL

Four former Wolverines drafted into the XFL

On Wednesday, another 10-round stage will be held for defensive backs before a 30-round stage during which teams can select players at any position. Unlike the NFL Draft where players from all positions are considered in each round, the XFL breaks up their 1,000-plus pool of prospects into phases focused on different areas of the game.

Luis Perez, LA Wildcats In 28 career games (25-3) at Texas A&M - Commerce, Perez finished as the all-time leader in completions (665), passing yards (8,325) and passing TDs (78).

Landry Jones was the first T1 qb announced, way back on August 15th.

The St. Louis BattleHawks took Wes Saxton and Marcus Lucas in the fifth and sixth rounds, respectively.

Cardale Jones, Ohio State Buckeyes star who spent a season with the Bills and two as a reserve for the Chargers.

Jeff Badet, who played three seasons at Kentucky before transferring to Oklahoma, was selected by the Dallas Renegades in the inaugural XFL Draft.


Aaron Murray, who played for the Chiefs in 2014-15 after being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Georgia, was assigned to the Tampa Bay Vipers, while Matt McGloin, briefly a Chief in 2018 (that offseason, anyway), went to the New York Guardians.

Massaquoi played in 39 National Football League regular-season games with the Atlanta Falcons across the 2012 through 2014 campaigns after joining the team as a fifth-round selection in the 2012 draft. About 15 of those hailed from schools in the Kansas City region.

After drawing interest from the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2018 NFL Draft, Williams had surgery for a herniated disc in May 2018.

While the upstart AAF football league didn't even last a full season, there's new challenger in town, and it's one with a familiar name. "I can't play football when I'm 50".

Upon being released, many had speculated that Jones would be a great fit for the XFL, which begins on February 8-9, 2020.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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