XFL Teams Claim Rights to 44 Undrafted Rookies

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (June 20, 2023) – The XFL announced that following the Rookie Draft conducted on June 16, 2023, the rights to the following 44 undrafted players have been claimed by teams.

Players are listed alphabetically by team:

Arlington Renegades Tyrell Ajian DB Kentucky
Arlington Renegades Connor Blumrick QB Virginia Tech
Arlington Renegades Noah Henderson OL East Carolina
Arlington Renegades Ike Irabor RB Union
Arlington Renegades Todd Simmons WR Dubuque
Arlington Renegades Noah Taylor LB North Carolina
D.C. Defenders Adonis Boone OL Louisville
D.C. Defenders Jahlil Brown DB Central Connecticut State
D.C. Defenders Warren Ericson OL Georgia
D.C. Defenders Josh Falo TE USC
Houston Roughnecks Isaiah Bowser RB UCF
Houston Roughnecks Cody Chrest WR Sam Houston State
Houston Roughnecks Christian Ealey OL Kentucky Wesleyan
Houston Roughnecks Dalton Godfrey LS South Dakota
Houston Roughnecks Braydon Johnson WR Oklahoma State
Houston Roughnecks Destin Mack DB Citadel
Houston Roughnecks Christian Morgan DB Baylor
Orlando Guardians Bo Bauer LB Notre Dame
Orlando Guardians Daetrich Harrington RB Appalachian State
Orlando Guardians Stacey Marshall WR Marshall
Orlando Guardians Shea Pitts DB UCLA
Orlando Guardians Zane Pope WR Fresno State
Orlando Guardians Tre’Mond Shorts OL LSU
Orlando Guardians Bryson Speas OL North Carolina State
San Antonio Brahmas Luke Ford WR Illinois
San Antonio Brahmas Micahh Smith DB Incarnate Word
San Antonio Brahmas Nazier Wright LB William Paterson
Seattle Sea Dragons Dillon Doyle LB Baylor
Seattle Sea Dragons Beau Kelly WR Portland State
Seattle Sea Dragons Luke Loecher P Oregon State
Seattle Sea Dragons N’Kosi Perry QB Florida Atlantic
Seattle Sea Dragons Morgan Vest DB Northern Arizona
Seattle Sea Dragons Dawson Weber DB North Dakota State
Seattle Sea Dragons Lazarus Williams DL New Mexico State
St. Louis Battlehawks Kemari Averett WR Bethune-Cookman
St. Louis Battlehawks Eric Black DL Stony Brook
St. Louis Battlehawks Aidan Borguet RB Harvard
St. Louis Battlehawks Marcus Cushnie LB Massachusetts
St. Louis Battlehawks Jaylen Hall WR Western Kentucky
St. Louis Battlehawks Dom Peterson DL Nevada
St. Louis Battlehawks Justin Ragin DL Jackson State
Vegas Vipers Trey Cobb LB Appalachian State
Vegas Vipers Alfred Edwards OL Utah State
Vegas Vipers Victor Jones DL Akron

XFL team rosters were expanded from 51 to 90 to allow for the increased number of players who will be added during the off-season.

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

The XFL will continue to host a series of player showcases across the United States in June and July. These showcases 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.

Registration is now open for the XFL showcases in St. Louis (July 7), Washington DC (July 9), Houston (July 14) and Arizona (July 16).

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

The XFL has also 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.