When the XFL season kicks off next February, there may be some names you recognize, especially if you're a fan of local college sports.
The draft will take place on October 15-16 as a 5-phase process.
The league has slowly been unveiling the players that will make up the draft pool. Commissioner Oliver Luck himself has said Florida is one of the top states for football talent in the country. With that in mind, it makes sense that so much Florida grown talent is available in the draft pool.
University of South Florida: DE Vincent Jackson, OG Lawrence Martin, WR Tyre McCants, QB BJ Daniels, OT Eric Mayes, SAF Devin Abraham, TE Sean Price, OG Jeremi Hall, CB Deatrick Nichols
While the league has not listed Quinton Flowers in the draft pool, he could be one of the eight QBs to be assigned to a team before the draft starts. For example, former Oklahoma QB Landry Jones was the first player to be signed by the league, yet is not listed in the draft pool. Similarly, Ryan Mallett was at the Tampa Summer Showcase, but is not listed in the draft pool.
University of Central Florida: QB Justin Holman, SAF Kyle Gibson, DT Tony Guerad, WR Rannell Hall, OC Jordan McCray, LB Terrance Plummer, OT Aaron Evans, RB Storm Johnson
Florida International University: DE Anthony Johnson, OC Michael Montero, CB Bryce Canady, OG Isame Faciane, LB Anthony Wint
Florida Atlantic University: CB Shelton Lewis, SAF Andrew Soroh, CB Raekwon Williams, OC Dillon Deboer, K Greg Joseph, CB Herb Miller
University of Florida: RB Kelvin Taylor, WR Chris Thompson, QB Austin Appleby, RB Mark Herndon, SAF Will Hill, TE Jake McGee, DT Khairi Clark, LS Drew Ferris, TE C'Yontai Lewis, DT Leon Orr, CB Joseph Putu, SAF Matt Elam, RB Matt Jones, TE Deandre Goolsby, OT Martez Ivey, SAF Nick Washington
Florida State University: CB Marquez White, OC Alec Eberle, LB Ro'Derrick Hoskins, LB Terrance Parks, K Roberto Aguayo, K Donnie Alexander, RB Ryan Green, LB Reggie Northrop, DE Giorgio Newberry, RB Jacques Patrick, DT Walvenski Aime, OG Kareem Are, OG Wilson Bell, OG Tre Jackson, WR Kermit Whitfield
University of Miami: OG Jahair Jones, DT Micanor Regis, OG Brandon Washington, CB LaDarius Gunter, DT Courtel Jenkins, WR Stacy Coley, OG Tyler Gauthier, LS Paul Kelly, P Paul Justin Vogel, RB Marquez Williams, WR Herb Waters
University of West Florida: WR Antoine Griffin