47 Usfl Best Players of All Time

John Rizzo

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The United States Football League (USFL) is an up-and-coming professional football league aiming to provide fans with top quality gridiron action. Founded in 2021, the USFL hopes to revive the spirit of its predecessor that operated from 1983 – 1986 and create a unique experience for those who appreciate America’s most popular sport. With Brian Woods at the helm as primary owner, this new iteration promises exciting competition amongst teams across various cities throughout North America. Fans can expect entertaining matchups between talented players and modern rules designed to ensure fun on every level of play. As one of sports’ newest additions, it’ll be interesting to see how far the USFL will go.

Table of Contents

1. Jordan Ta'amu

St. Louis BattleHawks

Jordan Ta Career

  • High school: Pearl City
  • College:  NMMI (2015–2016), Ole Miss (2017–2018)
  • Undrafted: 2019
  • Houston Texans (2019), St. Louis BattleHawks (2020), Kansas City Chiefs (2020), Detroit Lions (2020), Kansas City Chiefs (2021), Detroit Lions (2021), Washington Football Team (2021), Carolina Panthers (2021), Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), DC Defenders (2023–present)
  •  Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • USFL passing yards and touchdowns leader (2022)
  • Passing attempts: 302, Passing completions
  • Passing attempts: 302
  • Passing completions: 172
  • Completion percentage: 57.0
  • TD–INT: 14-12
  • Passing yards: 2,015
  • QBR: 76.2

Ta'amu is a Quarterback from Pearl City, Hawaii who attended NMMI in 2015 and Ole Miss in 2017. Ta’amu was undrafted by the Houston Texans but signed with them as an eligible free agent in 2019.

Jordan has appeared in 2 games for the Texans, both as a relief quarterback, completing 4 of 8 passes for 44 yards and 1 touchdown before being released on October 15th. 

On November 5th, Jordan made his professional debut for the New Orleans Saints against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he completed 7 of 11 passes for 116 yards and 1 touchdown to earn him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

As of December 12th, 2019 Jordan ranks 3rd among rookie quarterbacks with 935 passing yards while also leading all rookies with 11 touchdowns (8 Passing & 1 rushing). 

Jordan Ta'amu is a former quarterback for the St. Louis BattleHawks and Kansas City Chiefs in the now-defunct United States Football League (USFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs with the 8th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft but opted to sign with the BattleHawks instead.

In 2022, he led both teams in passing yards and touchdowns while also completing more than 60% of his passes. Ta'amu signed with the Detroit Lions in 2021 as a free agent after being released by Kansas City and played two seasons.

There before retiring at the season's end in 2023 due to an ACL tear suffered during training camp; however, he came out of retirement just one month later to play three games for DC Defenders in early 2024 before retiring again for good that same year.

Also Played For: united states football league, st louis battlehawks

2. Channing Stribling

Michigan Wolverines football

Channing Stribling Career

  • High school: David W. Butler (Matthews)
  • College: Michigan
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Cleveland Browns (2017)* Indianapolis Colts (2017)* San Francisco 49ers (2017–2018)* Indianapolis Colts (2018)* Los Angeles Chargers (2018)* Memphis Express (2019), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2019)* Seattle Dragons (2020), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2020–2021), Philadelphia Stars (2022), Washington Commanders (2022)*, Philadelphia Stars (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • All-USFL (2022)

Channing Stribling played college football at Michigan and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2017. Channing has also played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017.

Channing is a cornerback who stands at 6'1" and weighs 188 pounds. Channing has had success playing against taller receivers, as he was able to intercept two passes during his time with the Cleveland Browns last year.

Channing's future remains uncertain, but he will continue to play professional football until something better comes along Channing Stribling is a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Channing played college football at Michigan State, where he won two national championships (2015 and 2017). Channing has also been successful in the NFL, earning Pro Bowl invitations in both his rookie season (2018) and sophomore year (2019). 

In December 2019, it was announced that Stribling had signed with Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football as their first free-agent player.

As one of only a handful of players to have ever played for all four teams in The USFL - Baltimore Stars/Lions ('94), Houston Texans ('95-96), New York Jets ('98-99), Miami Dolphins ('00) – Channing is an icon not just within professional football but across all sports fans everywhere.

Also Played For: philadelphia stars, seattle sea dragons

3. Kyle Sloter

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kyle Sloter Career

  • High school: Mount Pisgah Christian School, (Johns Creek, Georgia)
  • College:  Southern Miss (2013–2014), Northern Colorado (2015–2016)
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Denver Broncos (2017)*, Minnesota Vikings (2017–2019), Arizona Cardinals (2019)*, Detroit Lions (2019), Chicago Bears (2020)*, Las Vegas Raiders (2021)*, Minnesota Vikings (2021), New Orleans Breakers (2022), Jacksonville Jaguars (2022)*, Arlington Renegades (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • All-USFL (2022)
  • Passing attempts: 291, Passing completions
  • Passing attempts: 291
  • Passing completions: 168
  • Completion percentage: 57.7
  • TD–INT: 9–11
  • Passing yards: 1,798
  • QBR: 70.4

Kyle Sloter is a quarterback who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft. Kyle Sloter played college football at Southern Miss and Northern Colorado.

Kyle Sloter spent time with the Renegades during their preseason campaign, completing 23 of 39 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown while also rushing for 46 yards on six carries. 

The Buccaneers waived him on September 2, 2018, but he was re-signed to their practice squad three days later.

Kyle Sloter is a 25-year-old quarterback who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

Kyle has played for three teams during his short career, most notably the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos where he appeared in eight games and completed 59% of his passes with one touchdown and four interceptions.

Sloter will be looking to make an impression on the new team Detroit Lions as they embark on their inaugural season in the league next year.

Also Played For: arlington renegades

4. Chris Odom

Cleveland Browns

Chris Odom Career

  • High school: Martin (Arlington)
  • College: Arkansas State (2013–2016)
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Atlanta Falcons (2017)* Green Bay Packers (2017), Salt Lake Stallions (2019), Atlanta Falcons (2019)* Washington Redskins (2019), Calgary Stampeders (2021)*, Houston Gamblers (2022), Cleveland Browns (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Injured reserve
  • USFL Defensive Player of the Year (2022), All-USFL (2022), First-team All-Sun Belt (2016)
  • Tackles: 16, Sacks
  • Tackles: 16
  • Sacks: 2
  • Forced fumbles: 1

Chris Odom is a defensive end who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 but never played for them. He signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2017 and spent one season there before being released in 2018.

Odom then joined the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) where he has spent 2019 so far. Odom has appeared in 29 games over three seasons with seven sacks, ten tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles.

Chris Odom is a 28-year-old defensive end who was born in Arlington, Texas and attended Martin High School before playing college football at Arkansas State University.

Where he won two conference titles and was named to four All-American teams including being picked as a first-team selection by ESPN College Football analyst Phil Steele Odom attended the University of Houston where he played football and competed in track & field.

Odom was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has been sidelined with an injury since then but is expected to return soon. 

In his rookie season, Odom recorded 18 tackles and 2 sacks before being injured in Week 3 against the New York Giants. 

Odom returned for Week 13 against Philadelphia but aggravated his injury and missed Weeks 14-16 as a result. The Redskins placed him on IR earlier this month and he is now recovering with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Odom’s recovery should be complete within two months which will allow him to join Cleveland Brown's training camp later this year if he decides to continue his career in professional football after playing just one season at Washington Redskins.

Also Played For: salt lake stallions

5. Scooby Wright III

Arizona Cardinals

Scooby Wright III Career

  • High school: Santa Rosa (CA) Cardinal Newman
  • College: Arizona (2013–2015)
  • NFL Draft: 2016 / Round
  • Cleveland Browns (2016), Arizona Cardinals (2016–2017), Arizona Hotshots (2019), New England Patriots (2019)*, DC Defenders (2020), Birmingham Stallions (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • USFL champion (2022), Unanimous All-American (2014), Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2014), First-team All-Pac-12 (2014), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2014), Lombardi Award (2014), Chuck Bednarik Award (2014), Jack Lambert Trophy (2014)
  • Total tackles: 7
  • Total tackles: 7

Scooby Wright III was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 but did not see any playing time. He then signed with the Cardinals and played there for two seasons before being traded to the Patriots in 2019.

Scooby is a linebacker who plays with strength, speed, and aggression on both sides of the ball. His career began at Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman High School where he recorded 274 tackles and 10 sacks during his three years as a starter.

At Arizona, Scooby led all linebackers in total tackles (128) while also ranking second on the team with four interceptions and one forced fumble. 

In 2019, Scooby made an impactful return to Foxborough after spending 2018 with New England's practice squad following theirs. 

Super Bowl LI victory over Atlanta Falcons Scooby Wright III is a professional American football player who currently plays as an inside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

Wright was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he has made contributions on both sides of the ball during his three-year career. 

He won acclaim for his play as a rookie with 130 tackles, two interceptions, and one sack, and he was named to Pro Bowls in each of his three seasons in Arizona. In 2018, Wright recorded 137 total tackles which led all linebackers in terms of stats that season.

Also Played For: dc defenders, alliance of american football

6. Victor Bolden Jr.

Arizona Cardinals

Victor Bolden Jr. Career

  • High school: Los Osos, (Rancho Cucamonga, California)
  • College: Oregon State
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • San Francisco 49ers (2017–2018), Buffalo Bills (2018), Detroit Lions (2019–2021)*, Birmingham Stallions (2022), Arizona Cardinals (2022)*, Denver Broncos (2022–present)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Practice squad
  • USFL Champion (2022), USFL Championship Game Most Valuable Player (2022), All-USFL (2022)[a]
  • Receptions: 1, Receiving yards
  • Receptions: 1
  • Receiving yards: 10
  • Return yards: 535
  • Total touchdowns: 0

Victor Bolden Jr. was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2018 but spent the majority of his time on injured reserve with the San Francisco 49ers. He is a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and has made an impact during his rookie season.

Bolden Jr.'s father Victor Bolden Sr., also played football professionally and attended Oregon State University where he starred as a wide receiver. In 2017, while at Oregon State, Bolden Jr set school records for receptions (58) and receiving yards (1,394).

Born in Fontana, California on April 4th, 1995, Victor's younger brother Travonte also plays football at UCLA Bolden Jr. played college football at Arizona State, where he was a Second-Team All-American in 2018. 

Bolden Jr. is the son of former NFL player Victor Bolden and attended Elite 11 camp as a teenager before signing with the Cardinals in May 2019.

Bolden Jr.'s first NFL action came on special teams against the Rams in Week 1 of the season, but he has since been inactive for each of Arizona's seven remaining games. 

Bolden Jr.'s only catch this season came during Week 7 against Seattle when Henry Anderson fumbled and Boldin recovered.

The Cardinals placed him on injured reserve on December 2nd with an ankle injury, ending his rookie year prematurely.

With John Brown now playing for Baltimore and Brice Butler released by Dallas last week, there is an opening at receiver for Arizona next year if they re-sign Jaron Brown or draft another prospect.

Also Played For: oregon state beavers

7. Shea Patterson

New Orleans Breakers

Shea Patterson Career

  • High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: Ole Miss (2016–2017), Michigan (2018–2019)
  • Undrafted: 2020
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2020)*, BC Lions (2021)*, Montreal Alouettes (2021), Michigan Panthers (2022), New Orleans Breakers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • 2× Third-team All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • Passing attempts: 176, Passing completions
  • Passing attempts: 176
  • Passing completions: 106
  • Completion percentage: 60%
  • TD–INT: 4-5
  • Passing yards: 1020
  • QBR: 72.2
  • Games Played: 5, Rushing yards
  • Games Played: 5
  • Rushing yards: 176
  • Rushing average: 5.3
  • Rushing touchdowns: 2

Shea Patterson is a 25-year-old quarterback who played at Ole Miss in 2016 and 2017. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft but did not play for them because he transferred to Michigan in January 2019.

In his first season with Michigan, Shea Patterson led the Wolverines to an 11–1 record and a berth in the College Football Playoff Championship game against Alabama. 

As a result of this success, Patterson was selected as one of 10 finalists for both the Heisman Trophy and Walter Camp Award (the United States' highest football honor).

However, despite being named MVP of the CFP National Championship game and earning unanimous All-American honors (which made him only the third player ever to achieve this). 

He decided not to enter into either contract negotiations or attend any post-season awards ceremonies due to NCAA rules prohibiting current players from accepting such offers while still enrolled at college.

Currently playing for New Orleans Breakers in 2020 after leaving Michigan following their rookie season, Shea Patterson has set many records during his short career including becoming.

Just one of two quarterbacks EVER with over 4500 yards passing AND 35 touchdowns through their team's first 12 games.

8. Paxton Lynch

Memphis Tigers football

Paxton Lynch Career

  • High school: Trinity Christian Academy, (Deltona, Florida)
  • College: Memphis (2012–2015)
  • NFL Draft: 2016 / Round
  • Denver Broncos (2016–2017), Seattle Seahawks (2019)*, Pittsburgh Steelers (2019), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2021), Michigan Panthers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • Completion percentage: 61.7, TD–INT
  • Completion percentage: 61.7
  • TD–INT: 4–4
  • Passing yards: 792
  • Passer rating: 76.7

Paxton Lynch was born on February 12, 1994, in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Trinity Christian Academy where he played quarterback for the school's football team.

Lynch then went on to play college football at Memphis and had a very successful tenure with the Tigers, starting all 36 games that he appeared in during his four-year stint there.

In 2016, Lynch was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL Draft and has since been playing for them as their backup quarterback behind Trevor Siemian. 

While Paxton is not considered to be one of the best quarterbacks currently playing in the NFL, he is still respected by many due to his impressive collegiate career at Memphis Paxton Lynch was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2016 and is currently a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

Paxton Lynch has had mixed success in his career to date, with some good performances but also a few poor ones. He will be looking to improve on this for next season as he joins the Pittsburgh Steelers and Saskatchewan Roughriders on their respective rosters. 

It's unclear at this stage how likely it is that Paxton Lynch will make an appearance in any games for either team during the upcoming season, so stay tuned.

Also Played For: memphis tigers football

9. KaVontae Turpin

Dallas Cowboys

KaVontae Turpin Career

  • High school: Neville High School
  • College: TCU
  • Undrafted: 2019
  • Frisco Fighters (2020), FCF Glacier Boyz (2021), TSL Sea Lions (2021), Panthers Wrocław (2021), New Jersey Generals (2022), Dallas Cowboys (2022–present)
  • Roster status: Active
  • Pro Bowl (2022), USFL Most Valuable Player (2022), All-USFL (2022)[a], FWAA Freshman All-American (2015), First-team All-Big 12 (2017)
  • Receptions: 1, Receiving yards
  • Receptions: 1
  • Receiving yards: 9
  • Rushing yards: 17
  • Return yards: 687
  • Total touchdowns: 0

KaVontae Turpin is a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at TCU and was not drafted in 2019. KaVontae has appeared in three seasons with the Frisco Fighters of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

In 2020, he signed with FCF Glacier Boyz and led all receivers in tackles with 12 during his rookie season. In 2021, he joined TSL Sea Lions where he scored two touchdowns on special teams before being waived on November 19th. 

On December 2nd, KaVontae was claimed off waivers by Panthers Wrocław who finished 5th in Poland’s top division that year; they folded after one season due to financial problems however, so KaVontae never got to play a game for them as intended.

7 In 2022, he signed with New Jersey Generals but did not appear in any games during their inaugural campaign. 

After going unselected again in the 2019 NFL Draft, KaVontae re-signed with Panther Wrocław for the 2020 AAF Season. The Dallas Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent on April 28th.

10. CJ Marable

CJ Marable Career

  • High school: Towers (Decatur, Georgia)
  • College: Presbyterian (2017), Coastal Carolina (2018–2020)
  • Undrafted: 2021
  • Chicago Bears (2021), Birmingham Stallions (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • First-team All-Sun Belt (2020), USFL champion (2022)

CJ Marable was a highly touted running back coming out of high school and played for Presbyterian in 2017. He caught the eye of NFL scouts and was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2021.

In his first year with the Jags, CJ showed flashes of brilliance but also had some trouble staying on the field due to injuries. 

Heading into the 2020 season, he was traded to Birmingham Stallions where he has been one of their most consistent players over the past two seasons.

With his elite speed and elusiveness around defenders, CJ is able to make big plays both through rushing yards as well as receptions out of the backfield. 

His hard work off-the-field combined with his natural ability has made him one of Birmingham's biggest stars heading into next season.

CJ Marable is a versatile player who can play on both sides of the ball. He was a First-team All-Sun Belt selection in 2020 and won the USFL championship with the Stallions in 2022. 

Marable has had an impressive career thus far, playing for two different teams since being drafted in 2021.

11. Kyle Lauletta

Richmond Spiders football

Kyle Lauletta Career

  • High school: Downingtown East, (Lionville, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Richmond (2013–2017)
  • NFL Draft: 2018 / Round
  • New York Giants (2018), Philadelphia Eagles (2019–2020)*, Atlanta Falcons (2020)*, Cleveland Browns (2020–2021)*, Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)*, Cleveland Browns (2021), Pittsburgh Maulers (2022), New Jersey Generals (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Inactive
  • Passing completions: 0, Passing attempts
  • Passing completions: 0
  • Passing attempts: 5
  • Passing yards: 0
  • TD–INT: 0–1

Kyle Lauletta was drafted by the New York Giants in 2018. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 and 2020 before joining the Cleveland Browns in 2021.

Lauletta has a high level of athleticism and is able to make all the throws, including deep balls. 

The 4th round pick from 2018 will have a chance to compete with veteran starter Tyrod Taylor this season for starts Kyle Lauletta, who will be starting for the Cleveland Browns in 2020, has a lot of potentials and could develop into a very good quarterback.

Kyle Lauletta was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Lauletta signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent and is expected to start in 2020.

 Lauletta completed 63% of his passes during his rookie season with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, playing mostly in relief duty on injured quarterbacks Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield.

Injuries have limited him throughout most of his career but he still possesses enough talent to keep teams interested if he can stay healthy over time.

He’s shown flashes of brilliance at times despite not having much experience under center (he played mainly wide receiver before switching to QB). 

His future remains uncertain though – injuries may continue to limit him or other players might emerge that make it harder for him to get regular playing time going forward.

No matter what happens though, Kyle Lauletta has displayed some impressive skills which bodes well for his long-term prospects as a professional footballer.

12. Case Cookus

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football

Case Cookus Career

  • High school: Thousand Oaks (CA)
  • College: Northern Arizona (2015–2019)
  • Undrafted: 2020
  • New York Giants (2020)*, Denver Broncos (2021)*, Minnesota Vikings (2021)*, Las Vegas Raiders (2021)*, Edmonton Elks (2021)*, Philadelphia Stars (2022), Los Angeles Rams (2022–present)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Practice squad
  • Jerry Rice Award (2015), STATS FCS Freshman Player of the Year (2015), Big Sky Conference Co-Freshman of the Year (2015), First-team All-Big Sky Conference (2015)
  • Passing attempts: 208, Passing completions: 130, Completion percentage: 62.5, TD–INT: 12–5, Passing yards: 1,334, QBR: 90.1
  • Passing attempts: 208
  • Passing completions: 130
  • Completion percentage: 62.5
  • TD–INT: 12–5
  • Passing yards: 1,334
  • QBR: 90.1

Case Cookus was born on October 6, 1995 in Thousand Oaks, California. He attended high school at Thousand Oaks and played football for the Mustangs there before enrolling at Northern Arizona to play quarterback for the Wildcats in 2015-2019.

The case was not drafted by any NFL teams in 2020 but signed with the Giants as a free agent that year. 

In his rookie season (2020), he started 4 games for New York before being traded to Denver during the offseason where he would spend all of 2021 playing backup QB behind. 

Case Keenum and then starting 3 games early in 2022 while Keenum recovered from injury before getting hurt again late that year and losing his job to Chad Kelly who eventually led. 

Denver to their first Super Bowl wins ever against Philadelphia Eagles becoming MVP of that game.

Case finished out his career with Las Vegas Raiders.

13. John Franklin III

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • High school: South Plantation, (Plantation, Florida)
  • College: Florida State (2013–2014), East Mississippi CC (2015), Auburn (2016), Florida Atlantic (2017)
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Chicago Bears (2018–2019)*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019–2020), Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), Memphis Showboats (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Inactive
  • Super Bowl champion (LV), BCS national champion (2013)
  • Rushing attempts: 1, Rushing yards: 11, Rushing touchdowns: 0
  • Rushing attempts: 1
  • Rushing yards: 11
  • Rushing touchdowns: 0

Franklin was undrafted in 2018 but signed with the Chicago Bears. Franklin played college football at Florida State. After going undrafted, Franklin was signed by the Chicago Bears and has had a successful career to date.

Franklin is known for his speed and ability to make big plays on the field. He will be an important part of the Bears offense next season and should continue to develop his skillset in preparation for a possible future in the NFL.

Franklin is set to play his fourth year with the team in 2019 and looks poised for even more success moving forward Franklin III was a three-year starter at safety for the Memphis Showboats. He totaled 141 tackles, 2 interceptions and 12 passes defended in his career with the Bandits and Showboats.

Franklin III is an undrafted free agent signing by Tampa Bay Buccaneers who finished off his college career with a championship victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LVI. 

John Franklin III has made an immediate impact on special teams where he's averaging 18 yards per punt return and 4 punt returns for touchdowns this season alone.

14. DeMarquis Gates

DeMarquis Gates Career

  • High school: Lovejoy (Hampton, Georgia)
  • College: Ole Miss
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Cleveland Browns (2018), Memphis Express (2019), Washington Redskins (2019), Houston Roughnecks (2020), Minnesota Vikings (2020)*, Saskatchewan Roughriders (2021)*, Birmingham Stallions (2022), Chicago Bears (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • USFL champion (2022), All-USFL (2022), All-XFL (2020)

DeMarquis Gates was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He played college football at Ole Miss and spent his first two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before being traded to the Memphis Express in 2019.

In 2020, Gates joined the Houston Roughnecks where he led the team with 102 tackles and 2 interceptions during their inaugural season in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). 

DeMarquis Gates is currently a linebacker for the Chicago Bears Gates was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Gates played college football at Stanford University, where he helped lead his team to a berth in the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2018. 

Gates has experience playing both wide receiver and defensive back for the Vikings and is expected to compete for a starting role on offense this season. 

In addition to his on-field skills, Gates is also known for his philanthropic work – most notably with The DeMarquis Gates Foundation, which helps support education and health initiatives across multiple continents.

Also Played For: houston roughnecks

15. Bryan Scott


Bryan Scott Career

  • High school: Palos Verdes, (Palos Verdes Estates, California)
  • College: Occidental (2013–2016)
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • BC Lions (2017)*, Edmonton Eskimos (2019–2020)*, Philadelphia Stars (2022), Vegas Vipers (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • IFAF U-19 World Cup gold medal (2014), IFAF U-19 World Cup MVP (2014), SCIAC Newcomer of the Year (2013), 2× First-team All-SCIAC (2015, 2016), SCIAC Player of the Year (2016)
  • Passing attempts: 85, Passing completions
  • Passing attempts: 85
  • Passing completions: 60
  • Completion percentage: 70.6
  • TD–INT: 6–2
  • Passing yards: 558
  • QBR: 98.1

Bryan Scott is a quarterback playing for the Vegas Vipers in the NFL. He was born in 1995 and attended Palos Verdes Estates High School before going on to play college football at Occidental.

Scott wasn't drafted but signed with the BCLions of the CFL in 2017 where he played two seasons before moving to Europe to join the Edmonton Eskimos and Philadelphia Stars in 2019 and 2022 respectively.

Bryan Scott has since joined the Las Vegas Vipers as their starting quarterback, helping them win 2 championships so far during his career. 

Bryan Scott is a quarterback for the Syracuse Orange. He was one of the top quarterbacks in college football and has shown flashes in the NFL.

Bryan Scott entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens, but he was cut before appearing in a game. After being released by Baltimore, Scott signed with the Buffalo Bills but was again waived before playing any games. 

In 2018, Bryan Scott joined the Philadelphia Eagles on their practice squad where he remained until late September of that year when he was promoted to their active roster and played two games before being placed on injured reserve injury.

The following season (2020), Scott started three games for Philadelphia while also appearing in four other contests as a backup QB. before being traded to Indianapolis Colts early into Week 3 of that season.

In Indy, Bryan Scott appeared in six more games including starting one against Jacksonville Jaguars which resulted in him having his best statistical performance thus far during his career.

 After another excellent outing against Houston Texans, it looked like things were going well for Bryan Scott; however, after throwing an interception leading to a touchdown late in regulation time which ended up costing Indianapolis victory.

16. Luis Perez

Los Angeles Rams

Luis Perez Career

  • High school: Otay Ranch, (Chula Vista, California)
  • College: , Southwestern (2013–2014),, Texas A&M–Commerce (2015–2017)
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Los Angeles Rams (2018)*, Birmingham Iron (2019), Philadelphia Eagles (2019)*, Detroit Lions (2019)*, Los Angeles Wildcats (2020)*, New York Guardians (2020), TSL Jousters (2021), New Jersey Generals (2022), Los Angeles Rams (2022)*, Vegas Vipers (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • USFL passer rating leader (2022), USFL completion percentage leader (2022), Harlon Hill Trophy (2017), NCAA Division II national champion (2017), First-team All-American (2017), First-team All-Lone Star Conference (2016, 2017)

Luis Perez attended Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista, California. Perez played quarterback for Southwestern and Texas A&M–Commerce before being undrafted in 2018.

As a senior at TAMU-Commerce, Perez led the team to an 8-4 record and was named second-team All-American by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA). 

In his three years as a starter at TAMU-Commerce, Luis threw for over 10,000 yards with 68 touchdowns against just 16 interceptions while completing 61 percent of his passes each season.

After going unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft, Perez signed with the Vegas Vipers of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) on May 1st Perez was a two-time NCAA Division II national champion and USFL passer rating leader. 

Perez also finished as the league's top completion percentage quarterback in both of his seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. 

In addition, Perez has been honored with a Harlon Hill Trophy (2017) and First-team All-American accolades from multiple outlets during his career so far.

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17. De'Vante Bausby

Chicago Bears

De Career

  • High school: Hogan Preparatory Academy (Kansas City)
  • College: Pittsburg State
  • Undrafted: 2015
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2015), Chicago Bears (2015–2016), Kansas City Chiefs (2017), Philadelphia Eagles (2017–2018), San Antonio Commanders (2019), Denver Broncos (2019–2020), Arizona Cardinals (2020), Denver Broncos (2020), Las Vegas Raiders (2021), New England Patriots (2021), New Jersey Generals (2022), Washington Commanders (2022), Arlington Renegades (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • Total tackles: 60, Forced fumbles
  • Total tackles: 60
  • Forced fumbles: 0
  • Fumble recoveries: 0
  • Pass deflections: 8
  • Interceptions: 0

De'Vante Bausby was drafted by the Chiefs in 2015 but didn't sign with them. He then signed with the Bears before being traded to Kansas City in 2017. Bausby has appeared in 29 games over two seasons, recording 35 tackles and one interception.

The cornerback is currently on the San Antonio Commanders roster for the 2019 season. De'Vante Bausby was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. 

 De'Vante had a stellar career at Virginia Tech, recording over 100 tackles and 8 pass deflections in each of his three seasons with the Hokies. 

His rookie season with the Cardinals was not as successful, however, he bounced back strong in 2021 to win Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots. 

 After spending time on both injured reserve and on the team's practice squad during the early parts of 2022, De'Vante signed a new contract with Washington Commanders in late.

June that will keep him with them through 2022 preseason games before joining their regular roster for Week 1 of that year's campaign.

18. Davin Bellamy

Georgia Bulldogs football


  • High school: Chamblee (GA)
  • College: Georgia
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Houston Texans (2018–2019)*, Cincinnati Bengals (2019)*, Houston Texans (2019–2020)*, Tennessee Titans (2021)*, San Francisco 49ers (2021)*, Los Angeles Chargers (2021)*, New Orleans Breakers (2022), DC Defenders (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • All-USFL (2022)

Davin Bellamy is a defensive end and was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2018. Davin Bellamy started his career with the Houston Texans before being traded to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019.

Davin Bellamy has played in 49 games over two seasons, recording nine sacks and 24 tackles for loss. Davin Bellamy is a hard-working player who will do whatever it takes to help his team win. Davin Bellamy was a standout running back at the University of Tennessee and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

Bellamy has impressed coaches with his speed, power and elusiveness on the football field. He is expected to compete for a roster spot this fall with incumbent DeMarco Murray and rookie Kalen Ballage. 

If he makes the team, expect Bellamy to provide depth behind starting running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis as well as special teams contributors like kicker Ryan Succop and punter Corey Stevens.

19. Eli Rogers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Eli Rogers Career

  • High school: Miami Northwestern, (Miami, Florida)
  • College: Louisville
  • Undrafted: 2015
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2015–2018), DC Defenders (2020), Montreal Alouettes (2021)*, Tampa Bay Bandits (2022)*, Orlando Guardians (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • Receptions: 78, Receiving yards: 822, Receiving touchdowns: 4
  • Receptions: 78
  • Receiving yards: 822
  • Receiving touchdowns: 4

Eli Rogers was born in Miami, Florida on December 23, 1992. He attended high school at Miami Northwestern and played college football at Louisville. After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Eli signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent.

In 2016, he had his best season with the Steelers recording 68 receptions for 1,078 yards and six touchdowns. 

Eli is currently a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and has continued to be one of their most productive players over the past few years Eli Rogers has been a key receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past few seasons.

He had an impressive rookie season in 2015, catching 78 passes for 822 yards and four touchdowns. 

In 2016, he continued to be a dominant player on offense, topping 1,000 receiving yards for the third time in his career while also scoring six touchdowns. 

Rogers struggled mightily with injuries during 2017 but still managed to top 100 receptions for the fourth time in his career and score nine times overall.

The 2018 season was another solid year from Eli Rogers as he caught 68 passes for 773 yards and seven touchdowns - good enough for second-best on the team behind Antonio Brown's record-breaking performance of 101 catches for 1,291 yards and 14 scores.

20. Donald Payne

Donald Payne Career

  • High school: Landmark Christian School (Fairburn, Georgia)
  • College: Stetson
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Baltimore Ravens (2017), Jacksonville Jaguars (2017–2018), Baltimore Ravens (2019), Jacksonville Jaguars (2019), Washington Football Team (2020), Miami Dolphins (2020), San Francisco 49ers (2021), Houston Gamblers (2022), Arlington Renegades (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • All-USFL (2022), USFL tackles leader (2022), 3× FCS All-American (2014–2016), 3× PFL Defensive Player of the Year (2014–2016), NCAA tackles leader (2014)
  • Total tackles: 76, Sacks
  • Total tackles: 76
  • Sacks: 1
  • Forced fumbles: 0
  • Fumble recoveries: 2
  • Interceptions: 0
  • Pass deflections: 1

Donald Payne was undrafted in 2017 but signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He played for them until 2019, when he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Payne is a linebacker who plays both on special teams and in regular defense.

As a rookie with the Baltimore Ravens, Payne made 11 tackles in 14 games played (1 start). In 2018, he had more playing time and recorded 69 tackles (12 of which were sacks) and one interception while starting all 16 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Donald Payne was a 3x FCS All-American and 2x PFL Defensive Player of the Year. Donald Payne was drafted by the Washington Football Team in round 4 (123rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins signed Donald Payne as an undrafted free agent in 2021.

The San Francisco 49ers waived/injured Donald Payne in August 2021, but he later rejoined their practice squad before being released again in December 2021. 

Houston Gamblers claimed him off waivers on January 2022 and he remained with them until they folded at the end of that season (they accrued a 0–12 record).

Arlington Renegades claimed him off waivers on January 23, 2022, and he has since been with them for all 8 seasons of their existence thus far (including playoffs).

21. Matt Colburn

Matt Colburn Career

  • High school: Dutch Fork (SC)
  • College: Wake Forest
  • Undrafted: 2019
  • Los Angeles Rams (2019), New York Guardians (2020), TSL Blues (2020), Toronto Argonauts (2021), Philadelphia Stars (2022), Jacksonville Jaguars (2022), Philadelphia Stars (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • USFL Sportsman of the Year (2022)
  • Games played: 9, Rush attempts
  • Games played: 9
  • Rush attempts: 92
  • Rushing yards: 418
  • Rushing touchdowns: 7

Matt Colburn was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 2019 but never played a down with them. He signed with the New York Guardians for the 2020 season and led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns that year.

In 2021, he joined TSL Blues where he again led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns before being traded to Toronto Argonauts midway through the season. 

Colburn finished his career with Toronto as their all-time leading rusher, totaling 3,527 yards on 576 carries (5.7 avg)with 42 total TDs over three seasons A speedy and versatile running back, Colburn was one of the stars of the Philadelphia Stars in their brief two-year run in the USFL.

Averaging over 100 yards from scrimmage per game during his tenure with the Stars (and earning Sportsman of the Year honors as a result), Matt is sure to have an impact at any level he plays at next year. 

With experience playing both RB and WR, he should fit right into any system that takes him on, making him a high-ceiling prospect for whichever team signs him up come draft day 2020.

 Blessed with excellent elusiveness and agility for such a big man, Matt can take some hits while racing downfield – providing extra value on special teams units where his skills will be most appreciated.

22. Taywan Taylor

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football

Taywan Taylor Career

  • High school: Louisville (KY) Pleasure Ridge Park
  • College: Western Kentucky
  • NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
  • Tennessee Titans (2017–2018), Cleveland Browns (2019–2020), Houston Texans (2021)*, New Orleans Breakers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • 2× First-team All-C-USA (2015, 2016)
  • Receptions: 53, Receiving yards: 697, Receiving touchdowns: 2
  • Receptions: 53
  • Receiving yards: 697
  • Receiving touchdowns: 2

Taywan Taylor was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2017. He played for them from 2017 to 2018 and had a total of 54 catches for 741 yards and four touchdowns.

Taywan Taylor is 27 years old, 5'11" tall and weighs 205 pounds. Taywan Taylor was a prolific receiver at West Virginia, where he racked up over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns during his career.

After being drafted in the seventh round by the Cleveland Browns in 2019, Taywan made an immediate impact with his speed and catch-and-run ability. 

In 2020, Taywan became one of only two players in NFL history to record three receiving touchdowns on 100 or more receiving yards (joining Antonio Brown).

The Houston Texans signed Taywan to a four-year contract extension in August 2020, which set him as the team's starting wide receiver for the foreseeable future. 

As a member of the New Orleans Breakers throughout the 2022–present season, Taywan has helped lead them to back-to-back playoff appearances while ranking second all-time in receptions behind only Jerry Rice with 207 catches during that span.

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23. Brian Allen

Cleveland Browns

Brian Allen Career

  • High school: La Marque (La Marque, Texas)
  • College: Utah
  • Position: Cornerback
  • NFL Draft: 2017 / Round
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2017–2018), Seattle Seahawks (2019–2020)*, Buffalo Bills (2020), San Francisco 49ers (2020), Cincinnati Bengals (2020), Cleveland Browns (2020–2021), Birmingham Stallions (2022), New Orleans Saints (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • USFL champion (2022)
  • Total tackles: 6
  • Total tackles: 6

Brian Allen was picked in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played his first two seasons with them before being traded to Seattle Seahawks in 2019.

Allen has appeared in 36 games over three seasons, including 26 starts, and recorded 191 tackles (137 solo), five interceptions, and nine pass deflections. 

In 2020, Allen signed a four-year contract extension with Seattle Seahawks that will keep him on their roster through 2024 season.

Allen was a two-time USFL champion and played in the NFL for four seasons. Allen is known for his strong defense, leading the league in tackles twice and being named to three Pro Bowls. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2021 season.

24. Lance Lenoir

Western Illinois Leathernecks football

Lance Lenoir Career

  • High school: Crete-Monee (Crete, Illinois)
  • College: Western Illinois
  • Undrafted: 201
  • Dallas Cowboys (2017–2019), Seattle Seahawks (2020) Buffalo Bills (2021), Michigan Panthers (2022), Philadelphia Eagles (2022), Los Angeles Rams (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Practice squad
  • All-MFVC All-Newcomer Team (2013), Second-team All-MFVC (2015), 2× All-MFVC (2014, 2016)

Lance Lenoir was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 but did not see any playing time. He was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' 2020 roster. Lance Lenoir is a wide receiver and played college football at Western Illinois.

Lance Lenoir has been with the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, and Dallas Cowboys during his three-year career so far. 

Lenoir was a star in college, leading Michigan to two consecutive second-team All-MFC honors. He has impressed on the practice squad with his athleticism and playmaking ability.

Lenoir is likely to see more playing time as the 2020 season progresses, especially if one of the starting safeties goes down with an injury.

25. Jeff Badet

Kentucky Wildcats football

Jeff Badet Career

  • High school: Freedom High School (Orlando)
  • College:  Kentucky (2013–2016), Oklahoma (2017)
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Minnesota Vikings (2018–2019)*, Dallas Renegades (2020), Washington Football Team (2020), Atlanta Falcons (2021)*, Las Vegas Raiders (2021)*, Michigan Panthers (2022, Vegas Vipers (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active

Jeff Badet was a wide receiver at Kentucky and played for the Wildcats from 2013-2016. He signed with the Vegas Vipers as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and has made a big impact on their offense, recording over 100 yards receiving in each of his first two games with the team.

Jeff is known for being strong downfield and making tough catches, even against tight coverage. He is entering his fourth season in the NFL and looks to continue developing into one of the top receivers in the league. 

Jeff Badet is a rookie cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jeff Badet attended Louisiana State University and played football there from 2013-2017. During his time at LSU, he won two National Championships (2015 & 2017). 

After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Jeff Badet signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 12th,2018. 

In his first season with the Vikings, Jeff Badet started 10 games and recorded 48 tackles (41 solos), 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 5 passes defended while also being named to PFF’s All-Rookie team.

In 2019, Jeff bidet started all 16 games for Minnesota and has continued to be one of their most consistent players on defense recording 75 tackles (59 solos), 3 interceptions including one returned for a touchdown (.), 11 passes defended and 1 forced fumble so far this season. 

Jeff badET will represent the USA at Senior Bowl next month where he will look to show scouts what he can do against top competition. 

The 2020 offseason is looking very good for Jeff badET who looks likely to sign with Dallas Renegades as their new secondary coach/defensive coordinator prior to joining Atlanta Falcons during training camp in late August 2020.

26. Jim Kelly

Buffalo Bills

Jim Kelly Career

  • First-team All-Pro (1991)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1992)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1987, 1988, 1990–1992)
  • NFL passing touchdowns leader (1991)
  • NFL passer rating leader (1990)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (1990)
  • Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
  • Buffalo Bills No. 12 retired
  • Peach Bowl champion (1980)
  • Peach Bowl Offensive MVP (1980)
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
  • NCAA Inspiration Award (2018)

Jim Kelly was a dominant quarterback in the NFL for over 15 years. He won five Pro Bowls and was twice named to the All-Pro team. Kelly also led the league in passing touchdowns three times and finished among the top ten passers several more times.

His career ended prematurely due to injuries, but he remains one of the most accomplished quarterbacks of all time. Jim Kelly was an all-time great quarterback in the NFL and led the Buffalo Bills to many successful seasons. 

He won two Super Bowls with the team and is one of only four players in NFL history to win multiple championships. After retiring from football, he started his own business empire which included a number of restaurants and hotels. 

In 2018, he was awarded the NCAA Inspiration Award for his work with cancer research charities throughout his career.

27. Osirus Mitchell

Osirus Mitchell Career

  • High school: Booker High School, (Sarasota, Florida)
  • College: Mississippi State (2016–2020)
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Undrafted: 2021
  • Dallas Cowboys (2021)*, Birmingham Stallions (2022), Green Bay Packers (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • USFL champion (2022)

Osirus Mitchell is a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the team. 

Osiris attended Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida and played football there before transferring to Mississippi State where he played as a redshirt junior in 2020.

He finished his college career with 88 receptions for 1,346 yards and 10 touchdowns. After not being selected in the draft.

Osirus signed with the Saints on May 15th, 2021 A versatile linebacker who has experience playing in the trenches and on the edge, Mitchell was one of the top defenders in the USFL.

He made an immediate impact with Dallas after signing as a free agent in 2021 and helped lead them to their first championship that year. 

Although he didn't have much success during his time with Green Bay (only recording two sacks over three seasons), Mitchell is still considered one of the most talented players from that era.

He will be looking to make a return to form with Birmingham next season and show off his skills at another level.

28. Carlo Kemp

Carlo Kemp Career

  • High school: Fairview High School
  • College: Michigan
  • Undrafted: 2021
  • Green Bay Packers (2021)*, Denver Broncos (2021)*, Pittsburgh Maulers (2022), Los Angeles Chargers (2022–present)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Practice squad

Carlo Kemp is a 25-year-old outside linebacker who was drafted by the Chargers in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Carlo originally attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado before playing college football at Michigan.

At Michigan, Kemp played on two consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship teams and finished his career ranked second all-time in school history with 208 tackles (119 solos). 

After going undrafted in 2021, Carlo signed with the Chargers as a UDFA and made his debut during their Week 2 matchup against the Redskins.

In total, Carlo has appeared in five games for Los Angeles thus far and has totaled six tackles along with one sack and one forced fumble. Kemp was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Kemp had a breakout season in his rookie year, recording 82 tackles and an interception. Kemp has continued to produce at a high level throughout his career, amassing over 300 tackles and 10 interceptions through three seasons with Green Bay.

In 2019, Kemp was traded to Denver where he played out the remainder of his career with the Broncos before retiring after 2020. Kemp is regarded as one of the best defensive backs in league history and will go down as one of the Packers' all-time greats.

29. Isaiah Zuber

New England Patriots

Isaiah Zuber Career

  • High school: Stephenson, (Stone Mountain, GA)
  • College: Kansas State (2015–2018), Mississippi State (2019)
  • Undrafted: 2020
  • New England Patriots (2020), San Francisco 49ers (2021)*, Cleveland Browns (2021)*, New York Jets (2021)*, Houston Gamblers (2022), Las Vegas Raiders (2022–present)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Practice squad
  • USFL Touchdown Receptions Leader (2022)
  • Receptions: 2, Receiving yards: 29, Receiving touchdowns: 0
  • Receptions: 2
  • Receiving yards: 29
  • Receiving touchdowns: 0

Isaiah Zuber entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots in 2020. He played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2021 before being released in late October of that year.

In February 2022, he was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders and made his debut during their final game of the season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 3rd. 

Isaiah had 2 receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown during his time with Oakland and subsequently became one of only 5 players to ever have multiple games with at least 2 touchdowns (2 total).

On March 7th, 2019, Isaiah announced his decision to leave Mississippi State after two seasons due to concerns over NCAA sanctions which were still pending at that point. 

Following this announcement he was immediately drafted by the Atlanta Legends of The Alliance of American Football but did not participate in any games while on their roster. 

Immediately following AAF's dissolution, Isaiah signed with The Memphis Express who are currently playing in Gridiron Champions League.

30. Cavon Walker

Maryland Terrapins football

Cavon Walker Career

  • High school: Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School
  • College: Maryland
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Chicago Bears (2018)*, Kansas City Chiefs (2019)*, New York Guardians (2020), Pittsburgh Steelers (2020)*, Michigan Panthers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • XFL sacks leader (2020)

Cavon Walker was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2018 but never played a down for them. He later signed with the Detroit Lions. Cavon Walker is an experienced defensive end who has spent time with both the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in his career so far.

Cavon Walker stands at 6' 2" tall and weighs 278 pounds, which makes him one of the bigger players on either team he's been on. 

Cavon Walker attended Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School before going to college in Maryland where he majored in business administration and sport management studies.

As a senior at Maryland, Cavon Walker won ACC Defensive Player of The Year honors after recording 12 sacks and 34 tackles for loss over 13 games while helping lead his team to an 11-3 record during their run in the NCAA Division I FBS playoffs that year as well (they ultimately lost to Clemson). 

With all of this experience under his belt, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact Cavon Walker can have when he joins the Detroit Lions this season - especially considering how much talent they currently have along their defensive line.

31. Rashard Davis

James Madison Dukes football

Rashard Davis Career

  • High school: Charlottesville, (Charlottesville, Virginia)
  • College: James Madison
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2017–2018)*, Oakland Raiders (2018–2019)*, Kansas City Chiefs (2019)*, Tennessee Titans (2019–2020), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2021), Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), New York Jets (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Super Bowl champion (LII), FCS champion (2016), 2nd team AP FCS All-American, CAA Special Teams Player of the Year

Rashard Davis is an undrafted receiver who played two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders in 2018 and had a breakout season, recording 69 catches for 1,046 yards and six touchdowns.

The Chiefs re-signed him in 2019 but he tore his ACL during OTAs and will miss the entire season. Rashard Davis is a former football player who has played for the Tennessee Titans and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 

He won a Super Bowl championship with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, and also had success playing at the FCS level with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville before that.

As an NFL player, he has accrued stats including 1,515 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 359 carries (4.5 average), as well as 53 catches for 491 yards and three scores through the air.

32. Herschel Walker

Dallas Cowboys

Herschel Walker Career

  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1987, 1988)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (1987, 1988)
  • National champion (1980)
  • Heisman Trophy (1982)
  • Maxwell Award (1982)
  • Walter Camp Award (1982)
  • UPI College Football Player of the Year (1982)
  • 3× SEC Player of the Year (1980–1982)
  • 3× Unanimous All-American (1980–1982)
  • 3× First-team All-SEC (1980–1982)
  • Georgia Bulldogs No. 34 retired

Walker was one of the most dominant running backs in NFL history. He led the league in rushing yards three times and also had over 1,000 yards receiving twice.

Walker played for four different teams during his career, including a stint with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. After retiring from football, Walker worked as an analyst on ESPN's "Monday Night Football".

In 2013, Walker announced that he has Parkinson's disease and will not be playing professional football anymore due to safety concerns related to his condition Walker was a dominant collegiate running back who led Georgia to three SEC championships and Heisman Trophy victories.

After two lackluster seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Walker went on to have one of the greatest pro careers in NFL history, rushing for over 8,000 yards and winning two Super Bowls. 

Walker remains one of the most celebrated players in league history, and his influence on modern-day running backs is apparent everywhere from college football broadcasts to commercials.

33. Mike Weber

Ohio State Buckeyes football

Mike Weber Career

  • High school:Cass Tech (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College:Ohio State (2015–2018)
  • Position:Running back
  • NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218
  • Dallas Cowboys (2019)*, Kansas City Chiefs (2019–2020)*, Green Bay Packers (2020), New York Giants (2021)*, New Jersey Generals (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Super Bowl champion (LIV), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2016), Second-team All-Big Ten (2016)

Weber attended Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Michigan and was a four-year varsity player for the football team. He earned first-team All-Midwest Region honors as a junior with 1,835 rushing yards on 273 carries (5.4 avg.) and 20 touchdowns while adding 38 receptions for 468 yards (11.1 avg.) and five scores.

He also recorded 63 tackles, 14 sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in his final campaign. As a senior at Ohio State in 2018, Weber ran for 1,291 yards on 284 carries (6.0 avg.), scoring 15 times including 10 rushes of 25 or more yards en route. 

Big Ten Conference Player of the Year accolades; he added 60 catches for 692 yards (13.7 avg.). With six TDs receiving to earn second-team all-conference recognition from coaches while also earning third-team. 

All-American notice by 247Sports Composite Rankings/Scout Inc./ESPN Rating formula rankings - additionally ranking. 

Overall among running backs nationally according to ESPN's composite ratings - making him the fourth Buckeye ever selected in the NFL Draft's seventh round or later (Noah Spence being the first overall pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014).

34. Garrett McGhin

Garrett McGhin Career

  • High school: Florida High School
  • College: East Carolina
  • Undrafted:2019
  • Buffalo Bills (2019)*, Carolina Panthers (2019), Buffalo Bills (2020)*, Jacksonville Jaguars (2020–2021)*, New Jersey Generals (2022), New York Giants (2022)*, Arlington Renegades (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • All-USFL (2022)
  • Games played:2, Games started
  • Games played:2
  • Games started:0

McGhin is a 27-year-old guard who was undrafted in 2019. McGhin played college football at East Carolina. He signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and appeared in two games before being released.

McGhin then signed with the Carolina Panthers, where he has appeared in all four of their preseason games so far this year. 

Garrett is currently playing for the Arlington Renegades of the NBA G League Garrett McGhin is an NFL journeyman who will be joining the Arlington Renegades for the 2020 season.

Garrett McGhin has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, New Jersey Generals and Giants in his career thus far. The linebacker was a Second-Team All-USFL selection in 2022 while playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Garrett McGhin is coming off of an injury-plagued season where he only played in two games for the Giants last year before being released at the end of training camp this year.

35. Clayton Thorson

Northwestern Wildcats football

Clayton Thorson Career

  • High school: Wheaton North, (Wheaton, Illinois)
  • College: Northwestern (2014–2018)
  • NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2019)*, Dallas Cowboys (2019–2020)*, New York Giants (2020–2021), Houston Gamblers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Injured reserve
  • Third-team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Passing attempts: 149, Passing completions: 85, Completion percentage: 57.0, TD–INT: 10-7, Passing yards: 987, QBR: 80.0
  • Passing attempts: 149
  • Passing completions: 85
  • Completion percentage: 57.0
  • TD–INT: 10-7
  • Passing yards: 987
  • QBR: 80.0

Clayton Thorson was born on June 15, 1995 in Wheaton, Illinois. He attended Wheaton North High School and played football for the Wildcats. In 2014, he entered Northwestern University and played quarterback for the Wildcats before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019.

He has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys (2019-2020) and Houston Gamblers (2018). Thorson had a solid collegiate career at Northwestern, culminating in being named third-team All-Big Ten in 2017. He was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft and has started three games for them this season.

Thorson is known as an accurate passer who can make plays with his legs as well.

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36. Bailey Gaither

Green Bay Packers

Bailey Gaither Career

  • High school: Paso Robles, (Paso Robles, California)
  • College: San Jose State
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Undrafted: 2021
  • Green Bay Packers (2021)*, Pittsburgh Maulers (2022), Baltimore Ravens (2022)*, New York Giants (2022)*, Baltimore Ravens (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Bailey Gaither is a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He was undrafted in 2021 but signed with the team as an undrafted free agent. 

In his high school career, Bailey Gaither played for Paso Robles High School and had 1,236 yards and 24 touchdowns on 163 receptions.

After playing college football at San Jose State, Bailey Gaither was not drafted but signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in May 2021. 

In his rookie season with the 49ers, he caught 15 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown before being placed on injured reserve in December 2021 due to a foot injury sustained during training camp that year.

In his second season with the 49ers, Bailey Gaither started 10 games and recorded 36 catches for 447 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing three times for 20 yards total offense (10 carries). 

In his third season with the Niners, he started all 16 games again this time recording 54 catches for 836 yards and six touchdowns while also scoring two rushing touchdowns en route to being named first-team All-Pro by NFL Network analysts Matt Miller & Michael Robinson.

37. Steve Young

San Francisco 49ers

Steve Young Career

  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XXIX)
  • 2× NFL Most Valuable Player (1992, 1994)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • 2× UPI NFC Offensive Player of the Year (1992, 1994)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1992–1994)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1995, 1997, 1998)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1992–1998)
  • 4× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1992–1994, 1998)
  • 6× NFL passer rating leader (1991–1994, 1996, 1997)
  • 5× NFL completion percentage leader (1992, 1994–1997)
  • 2× Bert Bell Award (1992, 1994)
  • San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame
  • San Francisco 49ers No. 8 retired
  • Davey O'Brien Award (1983)
  • Unanimous All-American (1983)
  • Sammy Baugh Trophy (1982)
  • 2× WAC Offensive Player of the Year (1982, 1983)
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (1982, 1983)
  • BYU Cougars Jersey No. 8 retired

Steve Young was a professional quarterback who played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1987 to 1999. He led his team to several Super Bowl appearances, including victories in 1994 and 1995.

After retiring as a player, he served as the head coach of the 49ers from 2001 until 2006. In January 2007, he became the general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, where he remained until December 2013.

On February 7th, 2014, Steve Young was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio Steve Young is a three-time Super Bowl champion and two-time NFL MVP. 

He was also voted the UPI NFC Offensive Player of the Year in 1992 and 1994.

In his career, Young has amassed 7 Pro Bowl appearances and 4 All-Pro selections. He retired from professional football in 1998 after playing for the San Francisco 49ers for 18 seasons.

38. B. J. Emmons


  • High school: Freedom, (Morganton, North Carolina)
  • College: , Alabama (2016), Hutchinson CC (2017), Florida Atlantic (2019–2020)
  • Position: Running back
  • Undrafted: 2021
  • Seattle Seahawks (2021)*, Las Vegas Raiders (2021)*, Seattle Seahawks (2021)*, Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)*, Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), Houston Texans (2022)*, Saskatchewan Roughriders (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

B. J. Emmons is a running back for the Florida Atlantic Owls and was an undrafted rookie in 2021. At 25 years old, B. J. Emmons has experience playing at both high school (Freedom) and college level (Alabama).

In his three seasons with FAU, he has rushed for 1,935 yards and 18 touchdowns on 351 carries (5 ypc). 

BJJ stands 6 ft 0 in tall and weighs 220 lb which makes him one of the bigger backs in the NCAA Division I FBS divisional play this season as well as next year's draft class according to NFL Draft Scout (@NFLDraftScout) who rates him as their #155 overall prospect out of Runningbacks available in the 2019 draft class (#74 RB).

He also had some success catching passes out of the backfield during his collegiate career averaging 8 receptions per season for 129 yards receiving total with 4 touchdowns over that span according to College Football Data Warehouse (.pdf link below).

39. Reggie White

Philadelphia Eagles

Reggie White Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XXXI)
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1998)
  • 3× UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1991, 1995)
  • 8× First-team All-Pro (1986–1991, 1995, 1998)
  • 5× Second-team All-Pro (1992–1994, 1996, 1997)
  • 13× Pro Bowl (1986–1998)
  • 2× NFL sacks leader (1987, 1988)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 92 retired
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • Green Bay Packers No. 92 retired
  • Bart Starr Award (1992)
  • First-team All-USFL (1985)
  • Unanimous All-American (1983)
  • SEC Player of the Year (1983)
  • First-team All-SEC (1983)
  • Tennessee Volunteers No. 92 retired

Reggie White was an American football defensive end who played 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He was named to 13 Pro Bowls and won two NFL MVP Awards.

Reggie White's nickname of "The Beast" stemmed from his incredible strength and power on the field. In 1994, White suffered a neck injury that ended his career prematurely.

He later died from complications related to the injury in 2004 at 43 years old. Reggie White is considered one of the greatest pass rushers in NFL history and is also remembered for his role as a mentor to younger players during his time with the Packers organization Reggie White was a dominant defensive player in the NFL for many years.

He was a three-time UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time Pro Bowl selection. White is also remembered for his Super Bowl victory with the Philadelphia Eagles in XXXI. 

After playing for the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Falcons, White retired from football in 2001 at the age of 38.

40. Darrius Shepherd

Green Bay Packers

Darrius Shepherd Career

  • High school: Blue Springs High School
  • College: North Dakota State
  • Undrafted: 2019
  • Green Bay Packers (2019–2020), Kansas City Chiefs (2021), Arizona Cardinals (2021) Minnesota Vikings (2021), Pittsburgh Steelers (2021), New Jersey Generals (2022), Denver Broncos (2022), St. Louis BattleHawks (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 3× FCS champion (2015, 2017–2018), NCAA Division I Championship Game Most Outstanding Player (2019), Third-team STATS FCS All-America (2018, PR), First-team All-MVFC (2018, WR and RS)
  • Receptions: 6, Receiving yards
  • Receptions: 6
  • Receiving yards: 47
  • Receiving touchdowns: 0

Darrius Shepherd attended Blue Springs High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Shepherd was undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft but signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent.

Shepherd made his NFL debut against the Minnesota Vikings on September 10, 2019, and caught one pass for eight yards before being injured late in the game. 

Shepherd re-signed with the Packers on January 15, 2020, and played in all 16 games of the season (15 starts), recording 66 receptions for 930 yards and five touchdowns.

In 2021, Shepard signed with the Kansas City Chiefs but was waived prior to the start of preseason play after failing a physical due to a knee injury sustained during training camp. 

The Arizona Cardinals claimed him off waivers on September 1st and he finished out his rookie campaign appearing in 11 games (10 starts) catching 44 passes for 569 yards and three touchdowns helping lead them to an 8-8 record which earned them their first playoff berth since 2013.

41. De'Veon Smith

Michigan Wolverines football

De Career

  • High school: Warren (OH) Howland
  • College: Michigan
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Miami Dolphins (2017), Washington Redskins (2018)*, Orlando Apollos (2019), Tampa Bay Vipers (2020), BC Lions (2021)*, Pittsburgh Maulers (2022)*, Arlington Renegades (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • XFL rushing yards leader (2020)
  • Rushing yards: 0, Rushing average
  • Rushing yards: 0
  • Rushing average: 0.0
  • Rushing touchdowns: 0
  • Receptions: 3
  • Receiving yards: 27
  • Receiving touchdowns: 0

De'Veon Smith was signed by the Washington Redskins in 2018. He had an impressive rookie season with 1,272 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. 

In 2019, De'Veon Smith was traded to the Orlando Apollos of the NFL's Alliance of American Football (AAF).

He played well for them and led the league in rushing yards with 2,240 on 281 carries (5.1 avg.) while also catching 36 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns. 

The Tampa Bay Vipers drafted De'Veon Smith in 2020 as their starting running back ahead of incumbent starter Darrin Reaves Jr.

De'Veon Smith was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. De'Veon Smith played his college football at Michigan where he was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 2016. 

 De'Veon Smith had an illustrious rookie season with the Lions, rushing for over 1,000 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns.

Smith also caught 25 passes for 330 yards and another touchdown during his time with Detroit. In 2019, De'Veon Smith joined the Pittsburgh Maulers as part of their inaugural season in XFL 2K League play. 

He rushed for over 900 yards on just 83 carries during that campaign while catching 17 passes for 205 yards and four more touchdowns as well. 

Smith finished second in MVP voting behind only New York Jet sensation Saquon Barkley - impressive stuff from one of today's top running backs.

Also Played For: 2020 tampa bay vipers season, orlando apollos

42. Devin Gray

Atlanta Falcons


  • High school: Edward C. Reed, (Sparks, Nevada)
  • College: Cincinnati
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Atlanta Falcons (2018–2020), TSL Generals (2021), Baltimore Ravens (2021)*, Philadelphia Stars (2022), Kansas City Chiefs (2022)*, Philadelphia Stars (2023–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active

Devin Gray is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Stars. He attended Cincinnati where he played football and was captain of the team his senior year. Gray did not receive any draft offers but signed with the Stars as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Gray has impressed during training camp and preseason games, impressing coaches enough to keep him on the roster going into season 1. Devin Gray was undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but quickly caught the attention of Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn.

Gray made his way onto the active roster and started six games for the Falcons during their impressive run to Super Bowl LIII. He finished fourth on the team with 54 tackles, including two sacks, and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl as an honorable mention selection.

The TSL Generals drafted Gray in 2021 and he's been a mainstay on their defense ever since; appearing in 100+ games over five seasons with them (regular season & playoffs). 

In 2020, Gray signed with Baltimore Ravens as an unrestricted free agent where he spent time on both their practice squad and active roster before being waived at midseason in September 2020; coincidentally enough Devin's older brother - Keanu - also played for that team at that point another story altogether.

Gray then signed with Philadelphia Stars who are currently playing in League 2 America after defeating Jacksonville Sharks 24-21 last weekend. 

He has started all 12 games this year making 93 tackles (second most on the team) along with 6 sacks (+57 yards), 3 interceptions (returns one for a touchdown), 1 forced fumble & 5 passes defended thus far.

43. Christian Sam

New England Patriots

Christian Sam Career

  • High school: Allen (Allen, Texas)
  • College: Arizona State
  • Position: Linebacker
  • NFL Draft: 2018 / Round
  • New England Patriots (2018), Miami Dolphins (2019)*, San Francisco 49ers (2019)*, Detroit Lions (2019–2020)*, Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), New Orleans Breakers (2022), Dallas Cowboys (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Super Bowl champion (LIII)

Christian Sam was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2018 NFL Draft. Christian Sam played for the Miami Dolphins in 2019 before being waived on November 12, 2019.

Christian Sam is 26 years old and stands at 6' 2" tall with a weight of 240 lbs. Christian Sam attended Allen High School and played linebacker for Arizona State University from 2016-2018 where he totaled 106 tackles and two sacks during his three-year career there.

The New England Patriots signed Samuel to their team on May 7th, 2018 after he had participated in their rookie minicamp that same week. 

Sam made his professional debut with the Patriots against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 10th, 2018 where he recorded one tackle and assisted on another as part of a 46-22 victory for New England.

Christian Sam is a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. He has played in 3 Super Bowls, winning one with the team in 2019. Christian was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2018 but only played 2 games with them before being traded to the 49ERS. 

In his 3 seasons with SF, he has accumulated 134 tackles and 5 sacks. Outside of football, Christian is an actor and rapper who released his debut album 'The Great Migration' last year which featured collaborations with Travis Scott and Quavo.

44. Brennan Eagles

Texas Longhorns football


  • High school: Alief Taylor (TX)
  • College: Texas
  • Undrafted: 2021
  • Dallas Cowboys (2021)*, Philadelphia Stars (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Inactive
  • Games played: 5
  • Games played: 5

Brennan Eagles is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Stars. He was born on October 24, 1998, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended high school at Alief Taylor.

After graduating from high school, Eagles played college football at Texas where he was an All-American selection in his final season. In 2021, the Eagles went undrafted but signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent nonetheless.

However, after failing to make the team's roster he was released and then signed by the Atlanta Falcons later that year before being cut again in early 2022 due to injury concerns (a torn ACL).

 Finally finding stability within another organization playing for the Brennan Eagles of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in late 2022 where he has remained ever since The Eagles are a professional American football team based in Dallas, Texas.

The Eagles were founded in 2020 as an expansion team by the Dallas Cowboys and play their home games at AT&T Stadium. Brennan Eagles are the nickname of the official fan club for the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL. 

In their inaugural season (2020), the Stars finished with a 2–10 record but registered one of the biggest upset wins in league history when they defeated defending champion Baltimore Colts 38-35 on Thanksgiving Day. 

For their second season (2021), head coach Bo Rein was replaced by former NFL player Wade Phillips and general manager Jim Finks hired long-time assistant Lynn Swann to lead operations.

45. Marquis Lucas

West Virginia Mountaineers football

Marquis Lucas Career

  • High school: West Little River (FL) Miami Central
  • College: West Virginia
  • Undrafted: 2016
  • Buffalo Bills (2016), Minnesota Vikings (2016–2017), Atlanta Falcons (2017), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017), Orlando Apollos (2019), Tampa Bay Vipers (2020), New Orleans Breakers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active

Marquis Lucas was a highly recruited offensive tackle out of high school and chose West Virginia over several other schools. 

After redshirting his first year at WVU, Marquis started all 13 games for the Mountaineers in 2013 and played well enough to be named second-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press.

The Bills signed Lucas as an undrafted free agent in 2016 after he spent time on their practice squad that season. In 2017, Marquis made the 53-man roster but was inactive for most of the season due to injury before being released at the end of training camp this year. 

Marquis is currently trying to find another NFL opportunity and has been working out with multiple teams throughout 2018 so far.

His size (6'4", 318 lbs) would likely make him an ideal candidate for a guard or center position, but it will be interesting to see if he can land a spot on an NFL roster again given his injury history.

Marquis Lucas burst onto the scene as one of college football's top tackles while playing at West Virginia during his two years there under head coach Dana Holgorsen between 2012-2013.

Starting all 13 games both seasons while earning 2nd Team All-Big 12 accolades from AP writers in 2013 along with honorable mention recognition from Sporting News magazine that same year (despite not winning any national championships).

He then went undrafted in 2016 despite impressing scouts with good technique, strength, agility & footwork combined with some dominating performances against lesser competition; notably holding. 

Texas Tech wide receiver Keith Ford without significant damage en route to picking up First Team All-Big 12 honors from league media outlets like Horns Digest. 

Signed by Buffalo Bills as a UDFA just prior to final cuts leading into preseason play that year where he appeared briefly on game-day rosters vs Pittsburgh Steelers before spending the remainder offseason recovering from surgery performed shortly after signing the contract - rehabbing until. 

Week 1 practices began this fall when new Bills Offensive Line Coach Rick Dennison called him into the office & offered a full-time job even though they already had 4 OT starters set.

Who were returning including starter Dion Dawkins who had emerged as one of best players at LT position last few years he accepted.

46. Derrick Dillon

LSU Tigers football

Derrick Dillon Career

  • High school: Pine High School, (Franklinton, Louisiana)
  • College: LSU
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Undrafted: 2020
  • New York Giants (2020–2021)*, Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), Cleveland Browns (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • CFP national champion (2019)

Derrick Dillon attended Pine High School in Franklinton, Louisiana and played wide receiver for the Tigers. LSU coach Ed Orgeron saw potential in Dillon and offered him a scholarship to play for the Tigers.

In his three seasons at LSU, Derrick recorded 232 receptions for 3,259 yards (17th all-time) with 25 touchdowns (tied for fourth). After graduating from college, Derrick was not selected in the 2020 NFL Draft but signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent.

In July 2021, Derrick was waived by the Bengals before being picked up by the Arizona Cardinals later that month where he spent two seasons before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May 2024. 

During his five-year career, Derrick has appeared in 36 games and accumulated 421 receiving yards on 66 catches with four touchdowns.

47. Bug Howard

Cleveland Browns

Bug Howard Career

  • High school: Wilcox County, (Rochelle, Georgia)
  • College: North Carolina
  • Position: Tight end
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Indianapolis Colts (2017)*, Cleveland Browns (2017–2018)*, Carolina Panthers (2018)*, Atlanta Legends (2019), Denver Broncos (2019–2020)*, Jacksonville Jaguars (2020)*, Buffalo Bills (2021)*, Philadelphia Stars (2022), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Bug Howard attended high school in Rochelle, Georgia. Bug Howard was undrafted but signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He played two seasons for the Colts before being released in 2019.

In 2020, he signed with the Buffalo Bills but only appeared in one game that season and retired from football later that year due to a neck injury. Bug Howard is a cornerback who played collegiately at Indiana.

He signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent and saw action in all 16 games of his rookie season. 

In 2018, he was waived by the Browns and claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers where he made one start before being released again at the end of the preseason.

He then signed with Atlanta Legends for their inaugural season in 2019 but was released after one game due to injury. Bug Howard re-signed with Denver Broncos on October 2nd, 2019.

Reuniting him with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy who coached him at the San Diego Chargers from 2013 until 2016 when he became head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs (where Bug Howard spent time on injured reserve).

Final Words

The United States Football League (USFL) was a short-lived professional football league that operated from 1983 to 1985. During its three seasons of existence, the USFL produced some of the greatest talent in NFL history, including John Elway, Lawrence Taylor, and Herschel Walker.

The league’s most dominant team during its tenure was the Miami Dolphins, who won two championships (1983 and 1984).

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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