Phase 1 of the XFL draft is in the books and the Renegades made the most out of their selections.
The Renegades constructed an offensive coaching staff based around the ideal concepts of the Air Raid offense by hiring Bob Stoops and naming Hal Mumme the offensive coordinator. Now they have the on-field personnel to boot.
The Renegades will have a loaded running backs room with selections of running backs Cameron Artis-Payne, Dimitri Flowers and Lance Dunbar. All three running backs possess the ability to catch the ball, avoid tackles in open space, and breakaway speed.
With the selections of wide receivers Jeff Badet, return specialist TommyLee Lewis, Kelvin McKnight, and Stacy Coley, the Renegades will not lack in the yards after catch department.
The Renegades also doubled up on tight ends by selecting Sean Price and Donald Parham.
With Landry Jones at helm as the franchise quarterback, I am sure Stoops and his coaching staff are thrilled to see what this core can bring to their football club once training camp opens.
The most intriguing selection in my opinion was their selection of quarterback Phillip Nelson in the 7th round. It is clear the Renegades would like to add a level of depth to their offense and quarterback room. It is never a bad thing to have a back up who can come in take over while the offense never skips a beat.
In my opinion, the Renegades have accomplished the main goal of phase one, lock down the franchise guy, cater to the scheme, and provide depth at the most important position.
Now as phase two of the draft approaches, it’s time for the Renegades to go out and get some bullies on the offensive line to give their franchise quarterback time to deliver strikes, provide running room for this talented group of running backs, and to keep Jones upright. This is just the beginning.
Go Renegades! #RaisingHell
Jai Nokes is the host of NOTES x NOKES Radio show on the BGC Sports Network and columnist for the XFL Board. He covers the Dallas Renegades of the XFL and has worked as a journalist covering the SMU Mens Basketball program in their 2013-2014 season. Jai has been a journalist/sports broadcaster for 6 years. You can follow Jai on all social media sites @notesxnokes, and listen to his radio/vlog Mon & Fri LIVE at 7PM also available on Anchor FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, and several other platforms.