With the UFL kicking off in around 2 months on March 30th, teams are starting to form their rosters. The San Antonio Brahmas were a part of the XFL in 2023. They had a disappointing season overall, ending with a 3-7 record.
Things are looking up for the team, though, as they let go of former Head Coach Hines Ward and brought in Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator – and former Head Coach of the Houston Roughnecks – Wade Phillips. Today we are going to be going over The Brahmas UFL Super Draft results from last week.
Super Draft Results
Going into the UFL Super Draft, the Brahmas still had some holes to fill and important needs. With the Brahmas having the worst record out of the surviving teams they earned the First Overall Pick in the UFL Super Draft.
1.01 QB Quinten Dormady | Orlando Guardians
Dormady had an interesting stint with the Guardians. It started with him being Paxton Lynch’s backup. Then, he had some false allegations pointed against him, removing him from the league. After that dust settled, he came back and ended up starting his first game against the Seattle Sea Dragons in week 5.
Dormady had one of the best performances in week 7 against the unbeaten D.C Defenders, which earned Orlando their first victory of the season. In that game, Quinten was responsible for six touchdowns. Dormady was the clear QB1 in this draft, and is a good selection.
Botts was an original draft pick who signed with the Stars for the 2024 USFL season. Botts comes out of Colorado State – Pueblo where he was a playmaker. In 4 seasons with the Thunderwolves he had over 150 total tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. Finally in 2022, he won the Defensive Player of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
🚨 Congrats NFFCC Players of the Year Trey Botts (Defense & 1st Team Def.) and Andrew Cook (Special Teams & 1st Team ST, 2nd Team Off.)👏
Daniel Bone and Eli Pittman land 1st Team Offense😤
Max Fine (Offense) & Momar Fall (Defense) named 2nd Team💪
B.J. Wilson signed a letter of intent with the Roughnecks a couple months back, and now joins the same staff in San Antonio. Wilson is 6’6 and 320 pounds. He is a massive body. Safe to say he will play a big part in that Brahma’s O-Line. Wilson played at Quincy University from 2017 to 2023.
4.25 DB Chris Steele | Houston Roughnecks
Same situation with Wilson, Steele signed with the Roughnecks earlier in June. Steele comes out of USC. Steele had a solid career at USC posting 94 total tackles, 3 interceptions and 15 pass deflections. In 2020 he was an All-Pac 12 Second Team selection, and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 Second Team selection. Similar to the year prior, in 2021 he was a 2021 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Phil Steele All- Pac-12 Second team.
5.33 OT Dareuan Parker | Houston Roughnecks
Parker is an exciting prospect out of Mississippi State, as he was drafted to the Roughnecks in the November XFL Draft. Parker is arguably one of Phillips’ hidden gems. He earned Third-team All-SEC honors from PFF in 2020. Also in 2020, Parker had 617 pass block snaps (most in CFB) while allowing zero sacks. Very impressive.
K.D. was one of the most exciting players in the XFL last year in his short stint with the Guardians. It was very much clear that he was a playmaker as soon as he got there. In just four games, he had four receptions for 161 yards with two being touchdowns. Talk about a statline. He will provide versatility and speed to this offense. Expect offensive coordinator A.J. Smith to make Cannon a key piece in his playbook this season.
Akers returns with the Brahmas for the 2024 UFL season, he’s one of the select few Super Bowl Champions in the UFL. Akers hauled in 31 receptions for 303 yards in only 6 games with the Brahmas last year. Akers was arguably the most under the radar player in the XFL last year, and returns aiming to make a big impact with the new improved Brahmas team.
8.57 Safety A.J Hendy | Houston Roughnecks
Hendy is one of the former Roughnecks players that moved with Phillips to San Antonio. A.J. had an impressive season with Houston as he had 24 solo tackles and 26 tackles combined. Hendy also played in the 2020 XFL with the New York Guardians – seeing a similar statline with 26 tackles.
Yarbrough is a fan favorite and a spring football legend. He was with the Tampa Bay Vipers during the XFL’s 2020 season, and then played in the USFL with the Houston Gamblers. In 2023, he played for Wade Phillips and the Roughnecks – and now lands back with the same staff in San Antonio. Yarbrough was invited to the Washington Commanders camp in the off season as well.
10.73 WR Cody Chrest | Houston Roughnecks
Chrest signed a Letter of Intent with the Roughnecks during the XFL offseason, and now joins Wade’s squad. Chrest is out of Sam Houston University, and in 2022 he finished as an All-WAC second team selection. In his 3 year career at Sam Houston he had just over 1700 receiving yards, 131 receptions and 9 touchdowns. Crest also attended Harvard early in his career. Chrest is gonna be a name to watch in training camp.