2020 XFL Draft: Multiple former Tennessee Titans selected in Phase 1
The XFL held Phase 1 of its draft on Tuesday and multiple former Tennessee Titans were selected.
A number of former Tennessee Titans players will play in the XFL in 2020 after being selected to various teams during the league’s draft on Tuesday.
The XFL, which will begin Week 1 of its regular season on February 8th in what is a re-birth of the once-failed league, will be drafting players in five different phases from October 15-16.
Eight teams will select players from different position pools which are broken down as such:
Phase 1: Skill players (Oct. 15)
Phase 2: Offensive line (Oct. 15)
Phase 3: Defensive front seven (Oct. 15)
Phase 4: Defensive backs (Oct. 16)
Phase 5: Open draft (Oct. 16)
In Phase 1 of the draft, multiple former Titans were taken by teams, with 2019 training camp wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey being the highest former Titan picked at No. 3 overall.
Here’s a list of other former Titans selected in Phase 1, per Titans247, as well as the teams that took them. You can find the full results for Phase 1 here.
WR DeAngelo Yancey: New York Guardians (1st round)
WR MeKale McKay: New York Guardians (2nd round)
WR Tre McBride: DC Defenders (2nd round)
TE Jace Amaro: Seattle Dragons (4th round)
WR Rashad Ross: Los Angeles Wildcats (2nd round)
TE Keith Towbridge: New York Guardians (7th round)
TE Cole Wick: Tampa Bay Vipers (6th round)
It looks like McKay, Yancey and Towbridge will be teammates with the Guardians in New York.
McBride was a seventh-round pick of the Titans in 2015 and played in seven games with the team that season, totaling two catches for eight yards and one touchdown. He also played in eight games for the Chicago Bears in 2017, finishing with eight catches for 144 yards.
Perhaps the most notable name on that list is Amaro. The former NFL tight end was a second-round pick of the New York Jets back in 2014 and played in just three games for the Titans in 2016. He was cut by Tennessee prior to the start of the 2017 season and hasn’t played in a game since.
We’ll keep you up to date if any other Titans are selected in the phases to come. For more information on the league and draft results, you can go to XFL.com.