XFL 2023 Rookie Draft Complete: Full List Of Players

XFL 2023 Rookie Draft Complete: Full List Of Players

The XFL just completed their official 2023 Rookie Draft. The draft was held virtually, with ten rounds held for all eight teams.

The Orlando Guardians got the first picks. The exact order of the draft is unknown, as all the names were just released at the same time.

Here is the official list of all draftees in the XFL Rookie Draft:

Arlington Renegades Sy Barnett WR Davenport
Arlington Renegades Connor Degenhardt QB New Haven
Arlington Renegades Ami Finau DL Maryland
Arlington Renegades Jalen Green DB Mississippi State
Arlington Renegades Charles Hall WR Arizona State
Arlington Renegades James Jackson OL South Alabama
Arlington Renegades Jordan Rhodes OL Arkansas State
Arlington Renegades Merlin Robertson LB Arizona State
Arlington Renegades Chris Whittaker LB Incarnate Word
Arlington Renegades Jordan Wright LB Kentucky

D.C. Defenders
Paxton Brooks P Tennessee
D.C. Defenders Matt Carrick OL Michigan State
D.C. Defenders Alex Jensen OL South Dakota
D.C. Defenders C.J. Johnson WR East Carolina
D.C. Defenders Kaleb Oliver LB Western Kentucky
D.C. Defenders Jack Plumb OL Iowa
D.C. Defenders Bentlee Sanders DB Nevada
D.C. Defenders Mohamed Sanogo LB Louisville
D.C. Defenders Ty Scott WR Missouri State
D.C. Defenders Trea Shropshire WR UAB

Houston Roughnecks
Jayson Ademilola DL Notre Dame
Houston Roughnecks Austin Ajiake LB UNLV
Houston Roughnecks Michael Ayers LB Ashland
Houston Roughnecks Quinton Barrow OL Grand Valley State
Houston Roughnecks Momar Fall DL Colorado State-Pueblo
Houston Roughnecks Ahofitu Maka OL UTSA
Houston Roughnecks Alijah McGhee DB Minnesota State-Mankato
Houston Roughnecks Marcus Minor OL Pittsburgh
Houston Roughnecks Marvin Pierre LB Kent State
Houston Roughnecks Lindsey Scott Jr. QB Incarnate Word

Orlando Guardians
Jeremy Cooper OL Cincinnati
Orlando Guardians Kosi Eldridge LB Texas Tech
Orlando Guardians Terry Hampton DL Arkansas
Orlando Guardians KD Hill DL Mississippi
Orlando Guardians Jarrett Horst OL Michigan State
Orlando Guardians Darius Joiner DB Duke
Orlando Guardians Jacquez Jones LB Kentucky
Orlando Guardians Keyron Kinsler Jr. DB Alcorn State
Orlando Guardians Brock Martin DL Oklahoma State
Orlando Guardians LaQuinston Sharp OL Mississippi State
San Antonio Brahmas Jahleel Billingsley TE Texas
San Antonio Brahmas Brendan Bordner OL Florida Atlantic
San Antonio Brahmas Carlos Carriere WR Central Michigan
San Antonio Brahmas Darrious Gaines DB Western Colorado
San Antonio Brahmas R.J. Hubert DB Utah
San Antonio Brahmas Lorenzo McCaskill LB Kansas
San Antonio Brahmas Dylan O’Quinn OL Cincinnati
San Antonio Brahmas J.C. Santana WR Tulsa
San Antonio Brahmas Chris Smith RB Louisiana-Lafayette
San Antonio Brahmas Dillon Thomas DB Missouri State

Seattle Sea Dragons
Sam Burt DL Kansas
Seattle Sea Dragons Des Holmes OL Arizona State
Seattle Sea Dragons Malcolm Lee DL Kansas
Seattle Sea Dragons Wes Moeai DL Rocky Mountain
Seattle Sea Dragons Colby Reeder LB Iowa State
Seattle Sea Dragons Titus Swen RB Wyoming
Seattle Sea Dragons Destin Talbert DB North Dakota State
Seattle Sea Dragons Chad Townsend WR Texas Tech
Seattle Sea Dragons Jazston Turnetine OL Florida St
Seattle Sea Dragons Payton Wilgar LB BYU

St. Louis Battlehawks
Nico Bolden DB Kent State
St. Louis Battlehawks James Bostic WR Ohio
St. Louis Battlehawks Johnny Buchanan LB Delaware
St. Louis Battlehawks Darion Chafin WR Incarnate Word
St. Louis Battlehawks Jacob Gall OL Baylor
St. Louis Battlehawks Kemore Gamble TE Central Florida
St. Louis Battlehawks Matthew Jester DL Princeton
St. Louis Battlehawks Kevon Latulas RB Missouri State
St. Louis Battlehawks Jadrian Taylor DL UTEP
St. Louis Battlehawks Anthony Witherstone DB Merrimack

Vegas Vipers
Nick Amoah OL UC Davis
Vegas Vipers Desmond Bessent OL Buffalo
Vegas Vipers Dwayne Boyles LB South Florida
Vegas Vipers Stacy Chukwumezie WR Northern Arizona
Vegas Vipers Jamare Edwards DL James Madison
Vegas Vipers Lorenzo Fauatea DL BYU
Vegas Vipers T.J. Green RB Liberty
Vegas Vipers Robert Mitchell OL North Carolina Central
Vegas Vipers Darrius Nash DB Utah Tech
Vegas Vipers Naasir Watkins OL Liberty

Before the draft was held, the Seattle Sea Dragons and Arlington Renegades completed a trade. This included Tuzar Skipper and the 46th pick swapped for George Moore and the 40th pick.

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

For undrafted players, the XFL will host a series of player showcases across the United States in June and July. These showcases will 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. The top performers will be invited to the XFL Combine, which will be held July 25-27 in Arlington, Texas.

Additional showcases will be held throughout the summer in Atlanta (June 18), St. Louis (July 7), Washington DC (July 9), Houston (July 14) and Arizona (July 16). Additional information on each of the showcases can be found below.

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

Registration is now open for the XFL showcases. If you are interested in attending, please register here.

The XFL has 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.


The XFL is a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and an enhanced 360-degree game experience. Anchored in world-class football, the XFL brings entertainment and innovation to advance the sport, expand player opportunities, and change the way that fans experience the game. The XFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Houston (TX), Las Vegas (NV), Orlando (FL), San Antonio (TX), Seattle (WA), St. Louis (MO), and Washington, D.C. The XFL is owned by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners and launched in February 2023.

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