XFL Draft: Orlando Guardians key pickups

Once again, the XFL has returned and tonight they held the 2022 XFL Draft. Many names came off the board as the league looks to solidify their rosters.

Here are some of the notable names that went to the Orlando Guardians

WR Charleston Rambo, Miami

The former Miami Hurricane receiver was the 1st pick for the Orlando Guardians. Rambo had an outstanding career in college that started in Oklahoma and ended in Miami. In Rambo’s only season at Miami, he broke the single season receptions record and yards record, while also compiling 7 touchdown catches.

Although Rambo isn’t the biggest receiver, Rambo is a hard worker and leader on the field. When establishing the foundation of any team, the key is to create a disciplined team with great leaders.

Rambo is a sure handed receiver that does a great job getting separation from defenders. Rambo went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft but would later sign with the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately, Rambo was waived in August.

However, Rambo is a great foundation for the team and offense.

DB CJ Holmes, Jackson State

One of the first players to come from Coach Deion Sanders program. Holmes is a good cover corner who recorded 7 interceptions in college. At 5’10, Holmes is a good size corner with good mobility.

Truly, the only knock on his ability to cover was the lack of play against better competition. I expect Holmes to be a great corner in the XFL. He does well to play through the hands of the receiver and tracks the ball well on the deep ball.

CJ Holmes (Photo Credit: Holmes/Twitter)

Furthermore, Holmes played mostly nickel in college where some projects him to be in the pros. Again, a great pick for the 1st pick of the 12th round.

DB Matt Elam, Florida

The former Florida Gator standout and Baltimore Ravens safety was selected at the 80th pick in the 21st round. After falling out of favor with the NFL, Elam joining the Guardians is a great pick-up. An NFL vet with his talent can solidify a defense.

Like many players drafted, the XFL is a second chance for Elam. Elam recorded 89 tackles, 1 force fumble, and 1 interception in his four-year career in the NFL. He was also the 32nd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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