XFL Reveals Notable Players Who Will Join the League in 2020

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The XFL is back, and the start date for this spring football experiment is set for February 2020, just after the Super Bowl. The league's draft has already taken place, but in case you aren't aware of how that went down, here are some notable players who will play in the XFL next year.

At quarterback, there are a couple former household names from big-time programs, including Landry Jones from Oklahoma and Cardale Jones from Ohio State.

Jones will try to lead the DC Defenders to an XFL title like he did with the Buckeyes in 2015, and Landry Jones, who was the first player to sign with an XFL team, will be looking to do the same with Dallas Renegades.

Both made it to the NFL and played for several teams, but this is the kind of thing that could vault them back to rostered status if they perform well.

There are some college stars at the running back position, too, including Andre Williams, Cameron Artis-Payne and Matt Jones.

Williams rushed for over 2,000 yards one season at Boston College in 2013, which is incredible, and the ninth-round pick by the Houston Roughnecks will look to show that same kind of dominance in the XFL.

Artis-Payne is also with the Dallas Renegades, which would be the start of a dynamic duo with quarterback Landry Jones. He certainly showed that was possible at Auburn.

After an injury-riddled tenure in the NFL, Matt Jones will be on the field for the St. Louis Battlehawks to prove how exceptional he once was at the University of Florida.

There are some big-time weapons at wide receiver, as well.

Former Auburn focal point Sammie Coates stands out. The former Steelers' third-rounder will be the top option down the field for the Houston Roughnecks.

There aren't just high-upside offensive players in the XFL. There are some big-name defenders who were standouts during their college years who are continuing their football dreams in the XFL.

A couple of former Florida safeties, Will Hill and Matt Elam, jump out. You need playmakers on the back end, and both of them certainly fit that description.

And you, uh...you may remember Rahim Moore from allowing Joe Flacco to toast him and eliminating Peyton Manning from the playoffs.

Scooby Wright III was an animal at Arizona, becoming the highest finisher of any defensive player in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2014. It didn't work out in the NFL, but maybe he'll turn some heads in the XFL.

Even in the XFL, the name of the game is getting to the quarterback, which Kony Ealy did during his time at Missouri and in the NFL (and in the Super Bowl with the Panthers!).

It may seem like a bunch of second-tier players are participating in the XFL, but there are plenty of former college standouts who will make this an entertaining product.