1) P.J. Walker, Houston Roughnecks – Most had never heard of Walker until Saturday but he was good enough to hang around the Colts for a while and he was a stud at Temple. He is elusive and throws a great deep ball. With the talent around him in Houston, he has to be at least the early favorite to win the league’s MVP award.
2) Cardale Jones, D.C. Defenders – Jones is a winner who is an exceptional athlete. His career at Ohio State was short but if he continues to improve during this season he could find himself back on an NFL roster.
3) Matt McGloin, New York Guardians – McGloin showed why he stuck around for awhile in the NFL, yet he also showed why he was nothing more than a backup. What you see is what you get with McGloin–a solid, steady quarterback who, if he limits his mistakes, can have a solid XFL career.
4) Jordan Ta’amu, St. Louis Battlehawks – Ta’amu has potential because he is athletic and throws a nice ball. He has limitations but all of these guys do, that’s why they are here instead of the NFL. The potential to be a good quarterback is there.
5) Philip Nelson, Dallas Renegades – Nelson’s history last year in the Alliance league was that he started out slow and got better as the year went on. Nelson is what he is, a solid quarterback who is better suited to be a backup, but he would be a very good backup in this league.
6) Brandon Silvers, Seattle Dragons – I actually thought Silvers played okay. He has limited weapons and a spotty offensive line but he did some good things in this game and kept his team in there. He threw two interceptions and one was bad, but the other interception was all on the receiver.
7) Chad Kanoff, L.A. Wildcats – Arm strength is sorely lacking and he is strictly a backup in the XFL.
8) Aaron Murray, Tampa Bay Vipers – Sure the offensive line did not help, but Murray was simply terrible and the Vipers need to find out what they have with Quinton Flowers.