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What players should the XFL target? Volume 2

The XFL needs to review the film of these players, because putting solid talent on the field makes way to much sense at this point.

XFL 2020 Diamonds Vol. 2 Prospects For The New League by Matt Anzio

  • RB   Brycen Alleyne
  • Delaware State
  • Height: 5’6”   
  • Weight: 165 lbs

If the XFL is Looking For Players to put butts in seats, this is the guy that can make it happen.

Allen’s nickname is Waterbug, one glance at his tape it is easy to see why.

2 X All-Conference player & All Time Kick return Leader in School History with 1,832 yds. The All-Time Rushing  (1719) & All Purpose with 4,o47 yds.

Allen fits that role like a glove, explosive dynamic utility type back can be used in the run game a terrific target in the passing game & a returning superstar. This is a very special ballplayer that loves the game & just enjoys watching tape can tell football is a part of his DNA. He even makes killer highlight clips for his teammates. Class act team leader & just an exciting player to watch.   

The burst, the moves & cuts very difficult to catch locate harder to tackle. Can sneak behind blockers sprint his way all the way to daylight for the TD.  

Had some eye-catching runs untouched to the endzone. Could earn a living on an XFL ST unit returning kicks & punts could be an area to focus on from the start.

His Pro day numbers :  Forty – 4.41 Bench – 17         10 yd split : 1.55 20 yd – 2.57         Vert – 35” Broad  9’6” L Drill – 7.10

  • QB – Glen Cuiellette
  • Texas Southern
  • Height: 6’0    
  • Weight: 225 lbs  

Texas Southern Star QB is looking for a shot at the next level.

Remember watching him at the FCS practices & Bowl this past winter. Dual-threat some versatility & quickness in the pocket. Gets set quick the ball out of his hand fast with accuracy velocity.  With the instincts to get out of trouble while still going through his progressions rapidly making good decisions. Would Be an asset for a young League or team looking to build a team behind a dynamic signal caller. Ball placement touch is exceptional really good poise that knows when to roll out. Can throw on the run well but when he can he stays in the pocket makes nice throws. Can make some nice big throws strong arm very fast elusive can break tackles. Type of QB  would want on my squad if I am an XFL team.

  • DL – Elijah Bryant
  • SUNY Maritime College N.Y.
  • Height : 6’ 2  
  • Weight : 320 lbs

Bryant is built like a freight Train has the Engine of one too.

A well proportioned physical athlete with enough gets off to be moved outside in a 34 front. Can move inside on any front whether DT or has the size & run stop ability to play NT. High effort player with good determination can avoid getting hung up against the run. Locate the runner around traffic strong arms & hands with a bull rush to push the pile. Gets pressure against the pass stats can’t account for the amount of disruption or blocks he takes up every given play. No doubt in my mind a lesser D line draft & if Bryant attended a bigger school he would be in a camp.

The XFL would be the perfect opportunity for a player of Bryants size & physical ability. To grow into one of the young interior studs of an XFL franchise. He is gonna get an opportunity somewhere. When he does think Bryant will show you exactly what he can do. Not many monsters DT’s can move like this prospect Bryant is going to be a handful at any level.

  • WR Zachary Drew -Toles
  • New Mexico (Highlands)
  • Height: 6030

Drew-Toles plays like he is 6’7 big tough gifted wideout.

All the positions have been featuring have one thing in common. They were all pretty deep this draft season.  WR was no different some smaller school gems are left unclaimed looking for an opportunity to play the game they love. Fee; Toles would make a nice addition to any League one upstart one might be a perfect fit.

Drew Toles has Alshon Jeffery type ability to make amazing 50/50 or heavily contested catches. Insane catch radius long arms big hands everything you need in an outside presence. Good quickness flexibility concentration is his best attributes can come up big in tough situations.

Some guys give up right away, want to make this clear the guys I feature players that are still chasing their dreams. Toles is no different hungry & knows there’s more than one path to success. A true fighter on & off the field if he keeps grinding his time will come.  A multi-sport All-Conference super athlete that could be a double-digit TD monster for an XFL team.

  • CB/DB – Gregory Hines
  • Livingstone
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 188 lbs

Hines can lock on wide outs like a Masterlock.

Scrappy physical point of attack style of play with the good short area & or makeup speed. Good hand usage to rip the ball out or hand battle. Has the instincts ball reaction when the ball is in the air. His read & reaction against the run is also noteworthy. The smooth backpedal can cover the one wideout, flanker or be moved into Nickel. Do not see many limitations on Hines.  Well rounded tough quick CB that deserves a look why not the XFL?

An outstanding career at Livingstone with 81 tackles, 14 INT’s, 32 PBU, 705 yds on kick returns with another 272yds & a TD on punt return duties. Was ranked 10th in PBU’s in All Div 2 NCAA football.  Hines nicknamed ( Straps ) is a legit number corner prospect with return & ST attributes. Think he could be a star in the XFL for many years to come, a must watch.

  • ILB  Brodrick Mclean  
  • University Of God’s Children
  • Height – 6’0  
  • Weight – 250 lbs

UGC College Grad & Carolina Cowboy Arena player is hungry for more.

McClean is not only a terrific player but a quality human being been fortunate enough to get to know over the last several months leading up to the draft. A prospect & student that comes highly recommended by everyone that knows him including the dean of his University. Who wrote a letter of recommendation for Mclean which just goes to show you the type of Player & person he is.

Making the best of his situation in Carolina having some really nice games making tackles & big plays. In fact, his first game had 4 tackles & 1 INT  game 2 had 4 tackles & 1 FF. Despite it not being a great year for the team his determination & faith has not waivered. Versatile playing everything from ILB, edge to FB & ST’s.  Tough instinctual strong LB that takes good angles & recognizes adapts to run or pass plays rapidly. A leader & a fantastic coachable locker room presence. Guys that don’t quit & willing go do whatever it takes that’s the guys that should be looked at for the XFL. Bringing in talent & high character will help the XFL succeed.

  • SS/DB Kurron Ramsey
  • Alabama State
  • Height: 6’3  
  • Weight: 214 lbs

Ramsey has all the tools a good DB coach could mold into a star.

Physically gifted with short area quickness & the toughness to lay the hit. Ramsey is one of my favorite safeties left from April’s draft and there are some terrific ones. Maybe it’s because DB is the deepest position in the draft, maybe it is because Ramsey pro day wasn’t exactly a representation of what the SS can do on the field. He knows it wasn’t his best performance as he got use to his just added 15 pounds of muscle.  Forty time & reps def could of been better but that does not erase his production. Whatever the reason in this business there is not much time to feel sorry for yourself. All you can do is learn from the experience, keep working let the teams know “ they made a mistake “ passing on you. Hope he stays on that path cause there is a ton of upside there.

2nd Team All SWAC strong safety in 2018 that played all 11 games at ASU. Had 38 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 PBU & FR as Senior & was the captain of the D. Every year he played he consistently made plays. Think on normal DB draft Kurron would be in a camp right now. If he stays the course think he will be happy with the end result. Sometimes just take the right environment /team to breed excellence. Ramsey will find that place if he just keeps going.

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