USFL Draft 2022: New Jersey Generals round-by-round picks
The inauguration 2022 USFL The draft is officially underway!
The New Jersey Generals, coached by Mike Riley, entered Tuesday’s draft with the fourth pick in the first round, in which each team will select its starting quarterback for the USFL’s inaugural season. After those first eight picks, the draft moves on to other positions on both sides of the ball, from defensive back/leading edge to cornerbacks and more. The draft order changes for each round based on a modified “snake” system.
Here are all of the New Jersey Generals’ picks so far on Day One of the 2022 USFL Inaugural Draft.
Round 1 (quarterback), Pick 4: Ben Holmes, Tarleton State
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Holmes first played wide receiver in high school and college before landing at Tarleton State as a quarterback. He guided the Texans to their first Lone Star Conference Championship and walked away with a sparkling 23-2 career record as a starting quarterback. Holmes, 26, continued his playing career in the Indoor Football League, signing with the six-time champion Arizona Rattlers ahead of Tuesday’s selection at No. 4 by the generals.
Round 2 (defensive end/rusher edge), Pick 5: Bryson Young, Oregon
Bryson Young played 49 games in four seasons at Oregon from 2016 to 2019. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2020.
Round 3 (defensive end/edge rusher), Pick 4: Kolin Hill, Texas technology
Round 4 (defensive end/rusher edge), Pick 5: Malik Hamner, Jackson State
Round 5 (offensive tackles), Pick 6: Garrett McGhin, East Carolina
Round 6 (offensive tackles), Pick 3: Calvin Ashley, Auburn
Calvin Ashley was a five-star prospect coming out of high school in 2017. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2021.
Round 7 (offensive tackles), Pick 6: Terry Poole, San Diego State
Terry Poole played left tackle for Mountain West’s third-best rushing offense in 2014. He was named second-team All-Mountain West that season.
Round 8 (cornerbacks), Pick 3: De’Vante Bausby, Pittsburgh State
Round 9 (cornerbacks), Pick 6: Trae Elston, Mississippi
Round 10 (cornerbacks), Pick 3: David Rivers, Youngstown State
Round 11 (cornerbacks), Pick 6: Dejaun Neal, Shepherd
Round 12 (quarterback), Pick 5: De’Andre Johnson, south texas
De’Andre Johnson finished 2019 with 1,705 passing yards, the fourth most by a Texas Southern QB since 2000. He also had the fourth most rushing yards on the team (417 yards).
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