XFL teams land QBs ahead of first season

Trevor Lawrence could’ve gone pro after his dominant freshman season according to voices in the NFL

Trevor Lawrence could’ve gone pro after his dominant freshman season according to voices in the NFL

The XFL assigned Cardale Jones to the D.C. Defenders ahead of the beginning of the league's skill position draft on Tuesday.

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius, who threw for 3,978 yards and 32 touchdowns a year ago in his lone season as the starter, was picked by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the ninth round of the skill position players phase of the draft. If you're one of those folks you're probably happy to hear that Landry Jones is now officially the first Quarterback for the Dallas Renegades.

Hood began a run of former Panthers selected by the Wildcats, as he was the team's first draft selection, after being assigned QB Luis Perez.

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Ta'amu played two seasons at the University of Mississippi. St. Louis has the sixth overall pick in the first round for skill players. Robinson, who had stints in the NFL after college with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals will be playing in his 2nd different league in 2 years.

Former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney, a Hutchinson, Kansas native who was drafted to the National Football League by the Raiders and later saw stints with the Saints and Texans, was selected by the XFL's Guardians.

The XFL draft will resume Wednesday with the defensive backfield players and an open draft, which includes all remaining players after positional drafts. He also rushed for 617 yards and four touchdowns. Murray spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2014-2016), Arizona Cardinals (2016 practice squad), Philadelphia Eagles (2016 practice squad) and Los Angeles Rams (2017 practice squad).

Former Colts and Browns running back Trent Richardson was not selected in Phase 1 of the draft.

Teams will draft 71 players, and will whittle that down to a 52-man roster by the time the season begins on February 8, 2020 - the weekend after the Super Bowl.

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