13 XFL players LA Rams should call on Monday March 23

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Houston Roughnecks quarterback PJ Walker is the talk of the XFL. Even if you are not a fan of the sport, you had to be fairly isolated to avoid seeing his highlights on either televised sports broadcasts or highlight clips on social media.  Walker is a 6-foot-0 207-pound quarterback out of Temple University.  In just five XFL Games, he hurled the football 1,338 yards, for 15 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He is the best-in-slot from the XFL, so he will no doubt hear from some NFL teams interested in adding an electric personality to their roster.

Los Angeles Wildcats quarterback Josh Johnson has a more hometown hero feel to him.  He stands taller at 6-foot-2 and weighs in at 213-pounds. While he may not be an XFL highlight guy, he is nearly as adept. In just five games, he tossed for 1,076 yards, 11 touchdowns, and a mere two interceptions.  The two advantages I find with Johnson is that he is right in the Rams’ backyard, and he is a sturdier physique.  Since the Rams have a need for more depth at quarterback, I would have no problem if the Rams give Johnson a contract to see how he might fit in their offense.

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Tampa Bay Vipers running back DeVeon Smith is the right build and weight for what the LA Rams are looking for.  Standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 223 pounds, Smith brings a load with him. His workload in an XFL game is fairly light in NFL terms, as he’s carried the ball just 90 times in five games, for 365 yards with 0 touchdowns.  Since the XFL has only played five games, it’s impossible to get a good assessment of a player’s durability. But Smith has certainly earned a tryout.