Cardale Jones, Landry Jones Among Eight QBs Assigned To XFL Teams

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The league had its draft for skill players on Tuesday and former Jets tight end Jace Amaro was among one of the ex-Jets picked.

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius, who threw for 3,978 yards and 32 touchdowns past year in his lone season as the starter, was picked by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the ninth round of the skill position players phase of the draft. Amaro was selected by the Seattle Dragons in the fourth round of the XFL draft.

Cardale Jones, Ohio State Buckeyes star who spent a season with the Bills and two as a reserve for the Chargers.

The St. Louis BattleHawks took Wes Saxton and Marcus Lucas in the fifth and sixth rounds, respectively. On Wednesday, another 10-round stage will be held for defensive backs before a 30-round stage during which teams can select players at any position.

A former member of the Rams' practice squad, Perez would appear to have a much loftier role this time around.

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Former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney, a Hutchinson, Kansas native who was drafted to the National Football League by the Raiders and later saw stints with the Saints and Texans, was selected by the XFL's Guardians.

In the skill, offensive line, and defensive front 7 phases of the 2019 XFL Draft on Tuesday, the Dragons selected five former Seattle Seahawks: wide receiver Keenan Reynolds, wide receiver Kasen Williams, offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, guard Robert Myers and tackle Taniela Tupou. He also rushed for 617 yards and four touchdowns. Garrett initially landed back on the practice squad in 2017, but was cut after about two weeks into the regular season.

The XFL is breaking its draft into five phases, with players grouped by position.

Seantavius Jones, who was with the Eagles for a few months in the 2016 offseason, was taken in the second round by the Tampa Bay Vipers.

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