The USFL continues to make major strides towards season two. Today, they held their USFL 2023 College Draft in preparation for their 2023 campaign.
This is a unique draft, to say the least. The USFL is drafting players who are also in the NFL draft pool. The trick here is that each USFL team is drafting the rights to these athletes. It is expected that some of these names end up in the NFL draft – in late April.
That being said, if some of these players end up heading to the USFL, then they will be placed on whichever team drafted them here.
The first-round draft order of the first-ever USFL College Draft ⬇️
The USFL 2023 College Draft was 10 rounds, making for a total of 80 picks. The New Jersey Generals lost their first round pick due to breaking roster rules in the offseason, but were able to pick up another player right at the end of the draft.
Let’s take a look at each round, and the names that were drafted.
Round one of the 2023 USFL College Draft is complete ✅
*New Jersey had two picks in the final round to make up for no first round pick.
We saw some big names get taken in the USFL 2023 College Draft. Of course, we can’t expect all these players to join their respective teams. The USFL is well aware that some of these athletes will end up in the NFL – and of course, that is the end goal.
However, it’s great to see the league pursue some high profile players. Tanner Morgan, Adrian Martinez, Derius Davis, etc. to name a few. Who knows, we could just end up seeing these players in a USFL uniform someday.
What did you think of the USFL 2023 College Draft? How did your USFL team do this time around in the draft? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!