The upstart (restarted?) XFL released the rest of the names of players in their draft pool on Friday, rounding out a group of more than 600 players. The eight team league will conduct their draft over two days next week, on Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th.
The XFL draft will be done in five parts, beginning with quarterbacks and skill players, and ending with specialists. You can find all the information needed on the draft’s format, here.
Unsurprisingly, for a team with the amount of roster turnover as the Pete Carroll- and John Schneider-led Seahawks, there are a large number of players eligible for the XFL’s draft that have had stints in Seattle. To be exact, 20.
Here they are: Jake Heaps (QB), Sealver Siligia (DT), Avery Young (OL), Emmanuel Beal (LB), Nate Boyer (LS), B.J. Daniels (QB/WR), Terence Garvin (LB), Patrick Lewis (C), Kristjan Sokoli (DT), Taniela Tupou (DT), Xavier Turner (RB), Daniel Williams (WR), Kasen Williams (WR), Christine Michael (RB), Michael Bowie (OT), Tanner Carew (LS), Marcell Frazier (EDGE), Christian French (LB), Dujuan Harris (RB), Terry Poole (OL), Trovon Reed (CB) and Mohammed Seisay (CB).
The name recognition in that group varies quite a bit, with players like Bowie and Lewis having appeared on a Seahawks team that played in a Super Bowl, then a Daniel Williams or Marcell Frazier who spent just a few days on the roster during camp. By next week, a few of those names could be back in Seattle, with the XFL’s Dragons.