2023 XFL Rookie Draft Results

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS (June 16, 2023) – The XFL announced that the following players were selected in the XFL Rookie Draft conducted on June 16, 2023. Players are listed alphabetically by team:


  • Sy Barnett WR Davenport
  • Connor Degenhardt QB New Haven
  • Ami Finau DL Maryland
  • Jalen Green DB Mississippi State
  • Charles Hall WR Arizona State
  • James Jackson OL South Alabama
  • Jordan Rhodes OL Arkansas State
  • Merlin Robertson LB Arizona State
  • Chris Whittaker LB Incarnate Word
  • Jordan Wright LB Kentucky


  • Paxton Brooks P Tennessee
  • Matt Carrick OL Michigan State
  • Alex Jensen OL South Dakota
  • C.J. Johnson WR East Carolina
  • Kaleb Oliver LB Western Kentucky
  • Jack Plumb OL Iowa
  • Bentlee Sanders DB Nevada
  • Mohamed Sanogo LB Louisville
  • Ty Scott WR Missouri State
  • Trea Shropshire WR UAB


  • Jayson Ademilola DL Notre Dame
  • Austin Ajiake LB UNLV
  • Michael Ayers LB Ashland
  • Quinton Barrow DB Grand Valley State
  • Momar Fall DL Colorado State – Pueblo
  • Ahofitu Maka OL UTSA
  • Alijah McGhee DB Minnesota State – Mankato
  • Marcus Minor OL Pittsburgh
  • Marvin Pierre LB Kent State
  • Lindsey Scott Jr. QB Incarnate Word


  • Jeremy Cooper OL Cincinnati
  • Kosi Eldridge LB Texas Tech
  • Terry Hampton DL Arkansas
  • K.D. Hill DL Mississippi
  • Jarrett Horst OL Michigan State
  • Darius Joiner DB Duke
  • Jacquez Jones LB Kentucky
  • Keyron Kinsler DB Alcorn State
  • Brock Martin DL Oklahoma State
  • Laquinston Sharp OL Mississippi State


  • Jahleel Billingsley TE Texas
  • Brendan Bordner OL Florida Atlantic
  • Carlos Carriere WR Central Michigan
  • Darrious Gaines DB Western Colorado
  • R.J. Hubert DB Utah
  • Lorenzo McCaskill LB Kansas
  • Dylan O’Quinn OL Cincinnati
  • J.C. Santana WR Tulsa
  • Chris Smith RB Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Dillon Thomas DB Missouri State


  • Sam Burt DL Kansas
  • Des Holmes OL Arizona State
  • Malcolm Lee DL Kansas
  • Wes Moeai DL Rocky Mountain
  • Colby Reeder LB Iowa State
  • Titus Swen RB Wyoming
  • Destin Talbert DB North Dakota State
  • Chad Townsend WR Texas Tech
  • Jazston Turnetine OL Florida State
  • Payton Wilgar LB BYU


  • Nico Bolden DB Kent State
  • James Bostic RB Ohio
  • Johnny Buchanan LB Delaware
  • Darion Chafin WR Incarnate Word
  • Jacob Gall OL Baylor
  • Kemore Gamble TE Central Florida
  • Matthew Jester DL Princeton
  • Kevon Latulas RB Missouri State
  • Jadrian Taylor DL UTEP
  • Anthony Witherstone DB Merrimack


  • Nick Amoah OL UC Davis
  • Desmond Bessent OL Buffalo
  • Dwayne Boyles LB South Florida
  • Stacy Chukwumezie WR Northern Arizona
  • Jamare Edwards DL James Madison
  • Lorenzo Fauatea DL BYU
  • T.J. Green RB Liberty
  • Robert Mitchell OL North Carolina Central
  • Darrius Nash DB Utah Tech
  • Naasir Watkins OL Liberty

Prior to the draft the Arlington Renegades and Seattle Sea Dragons announced a trade with Arlington receiving Tuzar Skipper, LB, Toledo and a Seattle draft pick and Seattle receiving George Moore, OL, Oregon and an Arlington draft pick.

Players who were drafted in the XFL Rookie Draft will be placed on XFL rosters with players who finished the 2023 season on active and reserve lists. XFL teams will hold exclusive rights with the players they select in the draft.

For undrafted players, the XFL will host a series of player showcases across the United States in June and July. These showcases will give prospective football players a chance to exhibit their skills in front of XFL coaches and personnel directors. Players will be evaluated based on performance for inclusion in the XFL player pool for the upcoming 2024 season. The top performers will be invited to the XFL Combine, which will be held July 25-27 in Arlington, Texas.

Additional showcases will be held throughout the summer in Atlanta (June 18), St. Louis (July 7), Washington DC (July 9), Houston (July 14) and Arizona (July 16). Additional information on each of the showcases can be found below.

The XFL Combine, which will be held July 25-27 in Arlington, Texas, will be an invite only. Invitations will be sent to the top performers from the showcases earlier in the summer.

Registration is now open for the XFL showcases. If you are interested in attending, please register here.

The XFL has partnered with Nick Novak, founder of Novak Kicking & Consulting and former professional football placekicker, to run a specialist showcase in San Diego, Calif. on October 22, 2023. This event will focus specifically on kickers, punters, and long snappers, providing a dedicated forum for specialists to exhibit their skill set exclusively for the XFL’s player personnel departments.

All specialists must register at www.nicknovak.com to be considered for the event. If accepted, you will receive a formal invitation.

2 thoughts on “2023 XFL Rookie Draft Results”

  1. Why do the showcases not allow all participants do all the drills? It would appear that the league is taking people’s money and not allowing them to showcase their talent. Maybe the guy you’re looking at isn’t the best…just saying.

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