XFL Draft: Most interesting players in the XFL draft pool

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Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State

Carl Bradford was a productive rush linebacker in at Arizona State, piling up 20 combined sacks in his final two college seasons. Bradford was able to show enough to be selected in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He bounced around the league for a handful of years but was never able to make a consistent impact.

Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

Arthur Brown was an extremely productive linebacker at Kansas State. In 2012, he was named Big 12 Defensive Player of Year and first-team All-American. This led to Brown being drafted in the second round (56th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

Brown was an extremely fast and athletic linebacker prospect who undoubtedly had massive upside, but was never able to reach his full potential. Brown bounced around the league for a bit but has not played in an NFL game since 2016. Brown is a strong candidate to get his career back on track in the XFL.

Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma

Ryan Broyles was an incredibly explosive and productive wide receiver at Oklahoma and was named first-team All-American in his final two college seasons. Broyles was an absolute star in college, but it never translated to the next level.

Broyles was a second-round pick (54th overall) of the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was never able to make much of an impact and was released by the team prior to the 2015 season.

Joe Callahan, QB, Wesley

Joe Callahan has bounced around from practice squad to practice squad for the last few years after going undrafted since 2016. He is not the most impressive physical specimen, but Callahan is a natural playmaker who throws an accurate ball. He should be able to put up some big numbers in the XFL.

K.D. Cannon, WR, Baylor

K.D. Cannon is an incredibly fast and explosive wide receiver who put up big numbers in college. Through three seasons at Baylor, Cannon caught 195 passes for 3,113 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Cannon was never able to make much of an impact in the NFL, but his speed and natural playmaking ability with the ball in his hands are legitimate. Cannon is far from a perfect player, but he should be an exciting XFL athlete to keep an eye on.