Seven players with Alabama ties were selected in the USFL college draft on Tuesday. Former UAB offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort was the lone first-round pick among the group. The Birmingham Stallions chose Telfort with the seventh overall pick.
The Stallions also chose former Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham (Park Crossing High in Montgomery) in the third round, former Charlotte wide receiver Grant Dubose (Park Crossing High) in the seventh round and former UAB cornerback Starling Thomas V (Ramsay High) in the 10th round.
Others drafted players with Alabama ties were former Alabama State cornerback Keenan Isaac (Midfield High by the Houston Gamblers in the sixth round, former UAB receiver Trea Shropshire by the Memphis Showboats in the eighth round and former Alabama linebacker Dre Terry in the 10th round.
Seven of the USFL's eight teams were eligible to select 10 players on Monday. The New Jersey Generals lost the first-round pick for violating off-season roster rules. Players selected can still go through the NFL draft process, which includes testing at their college's pro day, to see if they have NFL options.
In a story on FoxSports.com, USFL Director of Player Administration Jim Popp said, "At least about 50 percent of the pro days will be over with by the time we start training camp (in March). And out of that 50 percent, guys will know how they do and what feedback they get from NFL teams. A lot of them have waited for that moment once they got into college to do that pro day. So, they will already know their other options while going through their pro day. And that will probably help them make their decision."
First round picks
Michigan Panthers: Jarrett Horst, OT, Michigan State
Pittsburgh Maulers: Lindsey Scott Jr., QB, Incarnate Word
Houston Gamblers: Chase Brice, QB, Appalachian State
Memphis Showboats: Mason Brooks, OT, Ole Miss
New Orleans Breakers: Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati
Philadelphia Stars: Alfred Edwards III, OT, Utah State
Birmingham Stallions: Kadeem Telfort, OT, UAB
First round: Kadeem Telfort, OL, UAB
Second round: Quinton Barrow, OL, Grand Valley State
Third round: Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisviille
Fourth round: Derius Davis, WR, TCU
Fifth round: Zeke Vandenburgh, DE, Illinois State
Sixth round: Colby Sorsdal, OL, William and Mary
Seventh round: Grant Dubose, WR, Charlotte
Eighth round: Mark Evans II, OL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Ninth round: B.J. Thompson, DE, Stephen F. Austin
Tenth round: Starling Thomas V, CB , UAB
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