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The XFL Draft week will be held November 15-17 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

League and team personnel have evaluated nearly 6,000 players at XFL showcases, NFL training camps, and tryouts. The top prospects from these evaluations have been invited to enter the XFL Draft pool of 1700 players vying for 528 spots in training camp and 400 active player roster spots. 

Quarterback Selection Show:

XFL head coaches have pre-selected their team quarterbacks, which will be announced on November 15th at 11 am PT/2 pm ET with a live-streamed Quarterback Selection Show on XFL.com.

During the show, which will be hosted by ESPN’s Stormy Buonantony, XFL Head Coaches will officially announce their team’s quarterbacks. 

Draft Pool:

The draft pool consists of players who are not under contract with another professional sports league. 

Draft Order: 

XFL Football Operations will conduct a virtual lottery to randomly determine the order for the 2023 Draft. In addition to league personnel, each team will be present and represented by their Director of Player Personnel.

The draft order will be announced Monday, November 14, on XFL social channels. 

Draft Selection Process:

Once the order has been determined, the selection process will occur in a “snake style” format.

Teams will take turns drafting players, with the pick order reversing each round. 

The team with the first pick in a draft round will then have the ninth and tenth picks. 

Day One:

When: Wednesday, November 16; 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET 

What: Day one will be broken into four positional groupings, with 11 rounds of selections for each grouping.

  • Offensive Skill positions (WR, RB, TE, FB)

  • Defensive Backs (CB, Safety, Nickel)

  • Defensive Front Seven (ILB, Edge, DE, DT)

  • Offensive Line (LT, LG, C, RG, RT)

Day Two:

Day two of the draft will feature Specialists (Kicker, Punt, Long Snapper), followed by open selections for all available positions. Teams can opt out of making additional selections when the draft enters the open rounds.. 

Undrafted players will remain in the draft pool and can be added to a team roster at a future date.

A supplemental draft will be held in early 2023 for players currently under contract with another sports league.