XFL Draft: Most interesting players in the XFL draft pool

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Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn

Former Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates always had an interesting combination of size and speed that we wanted to believe in. Unfortunately, he was never able to put it all together to be a competent NFL player. That being said, if Coates still has that impressive speed and athleticism, he will undoubtedly be a guy to keep an eye on in the XFL.

David Cobb, RB, Minnesota

David Cobb was an impressive running back in college who was able to produce at a high level in a tough Big Ten conference. In his final season at Minnesota (2014), Cobb carried the ball 314 times for 1,626 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Cobb was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was never able to make an impact with the Titans and was released after only one season. Cobb is a powerful runner who should be a reliable ball carrier for his XFL team.

Te’von Coney, LB, Notre Dame

Te’von Coney was yet to make an impact in the NFL, but he was an extremely productive linebacker at Notre Dame. He is a smart and physical player who can make plays from sideline-to-sideline against the run. I am interested to see if Coney can get his career on track in the XFL.

Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Connor Cook is one of the most well-known players in the XFL draft pool. He was a good college quarterback who started for three years at Michigan State. Throughout his college career, Cook threw for 9,194 yards, 71 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

He does not have the physical skill-set to be a starting NFL quarterback, but Cook is a tough and smart quarterback who should be able to have some XFL success.

Taylor Cornelius, QB, Oklahoma State

In his only season as a starter in college, Taylor Cornelius completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 3,978 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He is an extremely unproven player, but Cornelius did put up some nice numbers in that final season at Oklahoma State. Personally, I would like to see Cornelius get an opportunity to lead an XFL team and see what he can become.