USFL 2023 College Draft Complete As Season Two Approaches

USFL 2023 College Draft Complete As Season Two Approaches

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 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

Michigan: OT Jarrett Horst, Michigan State
Pittsburgh: QB Lindsey Scott Jr., Incarnate Word
Houston: QB Chase Brice, Appalachian State
Memphis: OT Mason Brooks, Mississippi
New Orleans: WR Tyler Scott, Cincinnati
Philadelphia: OT Alfred Edwards III, Utah State
Birmingham: OT Kadeem Telfort, UAB

*New Jersey lost their first round pick.

Round Two

Michigan: QB Tanner Morgan, Minnesota
Pittsburgh: DE Malik Hamm, Lafayette
Houston: CB Justin Ford, Montana
Memphis: CB Isaiah Bolden, Jackson State
New Orleans: LB Noah Taylor, Virginia
Philadelphia: OT Anderson Hardy, Appalachian State
Birmingham: OT Quinton Barrow, Grand Valley State
New Jersey: QB Adrian Martinez, Kansas State

Round Three

Michigan: LB Santrell Latham, Southern Miss
Pittsburgh: OT Tre’Quan Dorsey, St. Francis University
Houston: OG Joseph Fisher, Shepherd
Memphis: DE Brevin Allen, Campbell
New Orleans: CB DJ Ivey, Miami
Philadelphia: OT Isaac Moore, Temple
Birmingham: QB Malik Cunningham, Louisville
New Jersey: WR J.J. Holloman, Tennessee State

Round Four

Michigan: OL DJ Scaife Jr., Miami
Pittsburgh: DB Ferlando Jordan, SE Louisiana
Houston: DT Scott Matlock, Boise State
Memphis: DB Benny Sapp III, Northern Iowa
New Orleans: RB Keaoton Mitchell, East Carolina
Philadelphia: DE Truman Jones, Harvard
Birmingham: WR Derius Davis, TCU
New Jersey: DE Victor Jones, Akron

Round Five

Michigan: LB DaShaun White, Oklahoma
Pittsburgh: DE Isaiah Land, Florida A&M
Houston: DT Jeffrey Johnson, Oklahoma
Memphis: TE Michael Ezeike, UCLA
New Orleans: LB Isaiah Moore, NC State
Philadelphia: OT Earl Bostick Jr., Kansas
Birmingham: DE Zeke Vandenburgh, Illinois State
New Jersey: CB De’Jahn Warren, Jackson State

Round Six

Michigan: DT Levi Russo Bell, Texas State
Pittsburgh: Nash Jensen, North Dakota State
Houston: CB Keenan Isaac, Alabama State
Memphis: OG Jerome Carvin, Tennessee
New Orleans: DL Dante Stills, West Virginia
New Jersey: S Derrick Tucker, Texas Southern
Philadelphia: DE Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan
Birmingham: OT Colby Sorsdal, William & Mary

Round Seven

Michigan: TE Gunnar Oakes, Eastern Michigan
Pittsburgh: Taylor Grimes, Incarnate Word
Houston: OT Alex Jensen, South Dakota
Memphis: CB Nehemiah Shelton, San Jose State
New Orleans: RB Darius Hagans, Virginia State
New Jersey: DE Jermaine McDaniel, North Carolina State
Philadelphia: OT DeMontrey Jacobs, South Florida
Birmingham: WR Grant Dubose, Charlotte

Round Eight

Michigan: DE Andrew Farmer II, Lane College
Pittsburgh: WR CJ Turner, SE Louisiana
Houston: TE Brady Russell, Colorado
Memphis: WR Trea Shropshire, UAB
New Orleans: WR Jake Bobo, UCLA
New Jersey: P Adam Korsak, Rutgers
Philadelphia: DL Trey Botts, Colorado State-Pueblo
Birmingham: OG Mark Evans II, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

Round Nine

Michigan: OT Chim Okorafor, Benedictine
Pittsburgh: DT Jacob Slade, Michigan State
Houston: S Jason Taylor II, Oklahoma State
Memphis: OT Silas Dzansi, Virginia Tech
New Orleans: OT Alex Palczewski, Illinois
New Jersey: RB Jalen Holston, Virginia Tech
Philadelphia: CB Destin Mack, Citadel
Birmingham: DE B.J. Thompson, Stephen F. Austin

Round Ten

Michigan: OG Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan
Pittsburgh: P Ethan Evans, Wingate
Houston: DE Colby Reeder, Iowa State
Memphis: S Antonio Fletcher, Southern Illinois
New Orleans: CB Tyler Baker-Williams, NC State
New Jersey: LS Nick Zecchino, Purdue
Philadelphia: LB Dre Terry, Alabama A&M
Birmingham: CB Starling Thomas, UAB
New Jersey: CB Reyondous Estes, Grambling State

*New Jersey had two picks in the final round to make up for no first round pick.

Final Thoughts

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!