Each team built rosters from four positional groupings

LAS VEGAS (November 16, 2022) – The XFL today completed day one of the XFL Draft, presented by ZipRecruiter, at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Day one was 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), and

Offensive Line (LT, LG, C, RG, RT).

The first two rounds of the draft went as follows:

  1. DC Defenders                              Abram Smith                RB      Baylor
  2. St. Louis Battlehawks         Marcell Ateman        WR     Oklahoma State
  3. San Antonio Brahmas         Jacques Patrick        RB      Florida State
  4. Orlando Guardians              Charleston Rambo  WR     Miami
  5. Vegas Vipers                        Martavis Bryant        WR     Clemson
  6. Seattle Sea Dragons           Kevin Shaa               WR     Liberty
  7. Arlington Renegades          Sal Cannella             TE       Auburn
  8. Houston Roughnecks         Adrian Killins            RB      Central Florida
  9. Houston Roughnecks         Garrett Owens          TE       Duquesne
  10. Arlington Renegades          De’Montre Tuggle    RB      Ohio
  11. Seattle Sea Dragons           T.J. Hammonds        RB      Arkansas
  12. Vegas Vipers                        John Lovett               RB      Penn State
  13. Orlando Guardians              Andrew Jamiel          WR     Stonehill
  14. San Antonio Brahmas         Calvin Turner Jr.       WR     Hawaii
  15. St. Louis Battlehawks         Jamarcus Bradley    WR     Louisiana-Lafayette
  16. DC Defenders                              Jaquez Ezzard WR     Sam Houston State

A full listing of each draft pick, by team and overall, is available at XFL.com/draftcentral.

The XFL Draft continues tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, with the final day of action beginning at 8:30 am PT/11:30 ET. Day two will feature three rounds of Specialists selections (Kicker, Punt, Long Snapper), followed by open drafting for up to 11 rounds.

Fans can follow draft events with a live and interactive Draft Central board at XFL.com. XFL league and team social media platforms will also be posting behind-the-scenes coverage throughout the day, and updates will appear regularly on ESPN broadcasts throughout the two-day period.

League and team personnel have evaluated nearly 6,000 players at XFL showcases, NFL training camps, and tryouts. The top prospects from these evaluations have been invited to enter the XFL Draft pool of 1,700 players vying for 528 spots in training camp and 400 active player roster spots.

A supplemental draft for players who were not eligible for this week’s draft, including players who are currently under contract with other professional football leagues, will occur in early 2023.

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The XFL will kick off on February 18, 2023, in partnership with its exclusive broadcast partner, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN. Season ticket deposits are available online for all teams at XFL.com/tickets.