Six former Minnesota Vikings players are among those who were included in the XFL’s first group of guys that will be available to be drafted into the league.
A number of current members of the Minnesota Vikings are where they are today because they made the most of the opportunities they were given. All they needed was a chance to show their skills and if not for the Vikings giving them a shot, the careers of players like Adam Thielen, Marcus Sherels, and Anthony Harris might be completely different.
A number of former Minnesota players are hoping to get back into the NFL in the near future and some of them are doing whatever they can to get noticed, even if it means playing in a developmental league that is run by a professional wrestling icon.
The XFL is set to re-launch in a few months and the league recently announced the first group of players who will be available in the league’s upcoming draft. Among the guys included in the draft pool are six players who spent some time with the Vikings.
These six former Minnesota players are running back David Cobb, offensive lineman Sean Hickey, offensive tackle Storm Norton, running back Jhurell Pressley, linebacker Edmond Robinson, and defensive back Jack Tocho.
Norton is someone who spent a good portion of the 2018 season with the Vikings and he was even brought back to compete for a roster spot this past summer. Minnesota, however, decided not to include him on their final 2019 roster.
Robinson and Tocho are two players who were actually drafted by the Vikings. Both selected with seventh-round picks, Robinson was drafted by Minnesota in 2015 while Tocho was selected by the team in 2017.
As for Cobb, Hickey, and Pressley, all three of these players spent a short period of time with the Vikings and none of them ever appeared in a regular season game for the purple and gold.
Each of these former Minnesota players is hoping that their next opportunity in the XFL will eventually result in them earning another shot to play in the NFL.