The 2019-20 XFL Draft is officially in the books.
Here’s how it went down:
Each XFL team (8) filled its 71-man roster by selecting players from a set of positional groupings in the five-phased draft, with the exception of the quarterback position, which was assigned to each team.
The draft moved quickly and is designed to be social. Teams were given 90 seconds to make a selection and declare their picks through a video conference and announced on social media.
There were Seven former Ducks with chance to revitalize career in XFL, and three were selected in total.
Day one of the draft (Tuesday, October 15) saw teams make their selections in these positional groups: skill positions (WR, RB and TE) and offensive line. Former Oregon Duck Alex Balducci was the sole Duck to be selected after day one.
Day two (Wednesday, October 16) of the draft saw the front seven and defensive backs taken off the board. Let’s recap day two of the 2019 XFL Draft and which former Oregon Ducks found new homes:
Defensive back - Oregon, 2014-17
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Vipers No. 1 in the defensive back round of the draft.
The 5-foot-10, 209-pound Springs finished his collegiate career at Oregon with honorable mentions All-Pac-12 conference awards, the No. 1 rated defensive back in the Pac-12 according to Pro Football Focus, and Phil Steele Third Team All-Pac-12 honors.
After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Springs signed a rookie free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
After the Chiefs, Springs was signed to the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad in October 2018 and then signed to the Los Angeles Chargers’ practice squad in December 2018 before getting cut by the Chargers following the 2019 training camp.
Now, Springs finds himself packing his bags headed for sunny Tampa Bay.
JOHNNY RAGIN III
Linebacker - Oregon, 2014-17
Ragin finished his collegiate career awarded with the Todd Doxey Award (Most Outstanding Teammate), with three double digit tackle performances in games against Nebraska, Utah, and Oregon State and fifth best defensive leader on the team despite missing five games during the 2017 season.
Grateful to have been drafted by the @XFLRoughnecks in the @xfl2020 open draft phase. God is faithful and His promises are true. Seek Him first.— Johnny Ragin III (@JohnnyRaginIII) October 16, 2019
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) pic.twitter.com/5gdPx7ANLF
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