Every former Texas A&M football player taken in the USFL Draft

Trey Williams, Texas A&M football (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Trey Williams, Texas A&M football (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Generally speaking, the focus for Texas A&M football players would be to put themselves in a position to be drafted in the NFL Draft. For some, that doesn’t necessarily come true, leading them down other avenues.

But thankfully for a few Aggies, a new opportunity has opened up that could give them another shot at reaching their football dreams. That opportunity comes by form of the USFL, a brand-new league that is set to launch in mid-April.

Before I get into which former Aggie football players were drafted, it’s important to give some context on how the USFL Draft worked. The draft was split into sections, where teams were given an opportunity to select from specific position pools.

The Texas A&M football team had one player selected on Day 1 of the USFL Draft

To give you a better idea of how this draft worked, here’s what the positional picks looked like on Day 1. Note that the rounds are split up by position group, so despite some players being drafted in a seemingly late round, they were still priority picks in this league.

  • Round 1: Quarterbacks
  • Rounds 2-4: Edge/Defensive Ends
  • Rounds 5-7: Offensive Tackles
  • Rounds 8-11: Cornerbacks
  • Round 12: Quarterbacks (again)

Round 6 (OTs), 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’d be picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars and have a short stint in the league before playing in the XFL and 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 earn playing time early.

Two Texas A&M football players were selected on Day 2 of the USFL Draft

There were two Aggies selected on Day 2 of the USFL Draft. The Day 2 title should not be perceived as it is in the NFL, as the positions selected on the second day still showcased the best talent in this draft.

Round 24 (DTs), Pick 2: Tampa Bay Bandits, Daylon Mack

Daylon Mack was a four-year defensive tackle for the Aggies who didn’t get an opportunity to start until his senior season. Once he entered 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 rosters. On five of these teams, he was limited to an offseason or practice squad role. With the Tampa Bay Bandits, Mack will have an 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 player for the Texas A&M football team with a pretty impressive resume at the college level. In those three years, Williams rushed for 1,343 yards and 18 touchdowns in that stretch before going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.

He’d be picked up by the Washington Commanders (Redskins at the time) before bouncing around to four NFL teams and five teams outside of the NFL including his new squad with the New Jersey Generals.

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Williams is a playmaker — if he’s given a strong supporting cast, he could be one of the better playmakers in the league.