The United States Football League has resurrected and completed its inaugural draft on Tuesday and Wednesday. Only time will tell how much success the USFL will have this time around, but I for one am extremely excited to see so many young men get another opportunity to chase their dreams.
Despite the draft’s funky positional format, I had a blast watching and seeing some memorable names come across my phone (the draft was not televised). We have talked at length about the former Ohio State Buckeyes joining the league, but I wanted to break down each player from each Big Ten team that was drafted as well.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Nov 30, 2019; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Reggie Corbin (2) runs the ball during the first half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium. Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia Stars, Carroll Phillips, DE
Michigan Panthers, Reggie Corbin, RB
Jan 2, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running back Stevie Scott III (8) is congratulated by quarterback Jack Tuttle (14) as he runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia Stars, Jerome Johnson, DT
Michigan Panthers, Stevie Scott III, RB
Oct 31, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive back William Likely (4) returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa won 31-15. Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Michigan Panthers, Cavon Walker, DE
Michigan Panthers, Tino Ellis, CB
Houston Gamblers, William Likely, CB
Philadelphia Stars, Marcus Lewis, CB
Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Carlo Kemp pursues Wisconsin running back Nakia Watson during the second half at…