Generally speaking, the goal for Texas A&M football players would be to put themselves in a position to be drafted into the NFL Draft. For some, this does not necessarily happen, which leads them to other paths.
But luckily for a few Aggies, a new opportunity has opened up that could give them another shot at achieving their football dreams. That opportunity comes in the form of the USFL, an all-new league slated to launch in mid-April.
Before we get into the former Aggie football players who were drafted, it’s important to provide some background on how the USFL draft works. The project was divided into sections, where teams were given the opportunity to choose from specific position groups.
The Texas A&M football team had a player selected on day one of the USFL Draft
To give you a better idea of how this draft worked, here’s what the position picks looked like on Day 1. Note that the rounds are split by position group, so despite some players being drafted in a seemingly late round , they were always a priority. choice in this league.
- Round 1: Quarterbacks
- Rounds 2 to 4: Defensive Edge/Ends
- Rounds 5-7: Attacking tackles
- Rounds 8-11: Cornerbacks
- Round 12: Quarters (again)
Round 6 (OT), Pick 6: Houston Gamblers, Avery Gennesy
The first Aggie selected in this draft was Avery Gennesy, a player who took the JUCO route before joining the Texas A&M football team in 2014. Gennesy was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for the Aggies before entering the NFL Draft, where he’d go undrafted. He would be picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars and would have a short stint in the league before playing in the XFL and the Alliance of American Football.
Playing for the Houston Gamblers in the USFL will give him another opportunity to play the game he loves. Gennesy should be able to gain playing time early.
Two Texas A&M football players selected on Day 2 of USFL Draft
There were two Aggies selected on Day 2 of the USFL Draft. The Day 2 title shouldn’t be viewed as it is in the NFL, as the positions selected on Day 2 still showcased the best talent in that draft.
Round 24 (DT), Pick 2: Tampa Bay Bandits, Daylon Mack
Daylon Mack was a four-year-old defensive tackle for the Aggies who didn’t get a chance to start until his senior season. Once he stepped into a starting role, he played extremely well with 27 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.
Since 2019, Mack has played for six different teams. On five of those teams, he was limited to an offseason or practice squad role. With the Tampa Bay Bandits, Mack will have the opportunity to be one of the best players on the field.
Round 26 (RBs), Pick 6: New Jersey Generals, Trey Williams
Trey Williams was a three-year-old player for the Texas A&M football team with a pretty impressive college resume. In those three years, Williams rushed for 1,343 yards and 18 touchdowns during that streak before going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.
He would be picked up by the Washington Commanders (Redskins at the time) before bouncing to four NFL teams and five non-NFL teams, including his new team with the New Jersey Generals.
Williams is a playmaker – if he has a strong supporting cast, he could be one of the best playmakers in the league.