XFL Draft Set for Nov 16 According to Anthony Becht

Selection Order for the 2023 XFL Draft Revealed

XFL DRAFT WEEK PRESENTED BY ZIPRECRUITER STARTS TOMORROW AT 11 AM PT/2 PM ET WITH THE QUARTERBACK SELECTION SHOW

Arlington, TX (November 14, 2022) –The D.C. Defenders will receive the first selection in the XFL Draft for the 2023 Season.

XFL Draft Week presented by ZipRecruiter will be held November 16-17 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas Nevada.

Earlier today, XFL Football Operations conducted a virtual lottery to randomly determine the order for the 2023 Draft. In addition to league personnel, each team was represented by their Director of Player Personnel.

First Round Selection Order (Offensive Skill Positions):

  1. D.C. Defenders
  2. St. Louis Battlehawks
  3. San Antonio Brahamas
  4. Orlando Guardians
  5. Vegas Vipers
  6. Seattle Sea Dragons
  7. Arlington Renegades
  8. Houston Roughnecks

Draft Selection Process:

The selection process will occur in a “snake style” format. Teams will take turns drafting players, with the pick order reversing each round.

The D.C. Defenders will have the first pick in the Offensive Skill Position draft and will select again with the 16th pick in the following round.

The grid below summarizes the pick order for each of the six draft phases:

Pick Order Skill Phase DB Phase D7 Phase OL Phase Specialists Open Phase
1 DC ORL LV HOU ARL SEA
2 STL SA SEA ARL DC SA
3 SA STL ARL SEA STL ORL
4 ORL DC HOU LV LV HOU
5 LV HOU DC ORL HOU LV
6 SEA ARL STL SA ORL STL
7 ARL SEA SA STL SA DC
8 HOU LV ORL DC SEA ARL

XFL DRAFT: DAY ONE 

When: Wednesday, November 16; 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET
What: Day one will be broken into four positional groupings, with 11 rounds of selections for each grouping.

  • Offensive Skill positions (WR, RB, TE, FB)
  • Defensive Backs (CB, Safety, Nickel)
  • Defensive Front Seven (ILB, Edge, DE, DT)
  • Offensive Line (LT, LG, C, RG, RT)

XFL DRAFT: DAY TWO

When: Thursday, November 17; 7:30 am PT/10:30 ET
What: Day two will feature Specialists (Kicker, Punt, Long Snapper), followed by open rounds for all available positions.

A supplemental draft will be held in early 2023 for players currently under contract with another sports league.

Undrafted players from the November draft will remain in the supplemental draft pool and may be added to a team roster at a later date.

The week’s activities will kick off on Tuesday, November 15, at 11 am PT/2 pm ET with a live-streamed Quarterback Selection Show, hosted by VsIN and ESPN talent, Stormy Buonantony. During the show, XFL Head Coaches will officially announce their team’s quarterbacks. The show will air live on XFL.com.

On Tuesday at 7 pm PT/10 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will air a 30-minute, behind-the-scenes special, Drive To The XFL Draft.

The XFL-produced, can’t-miss film offers viewers unprecedented access behind the curtain as league Chairwoman and Owner, Dany Garcia, and league owner, Dwyane Johnson, work toward bringing their vision for the XFL to life.

Stay up to date with all the picks as they come in with the XFL Newsroom Draft Tracker.

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