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Three former Syracuse standouts picked in XFL Draft

Former Orange guard Andrew Tiller, defensive back Jordan Martin and wide receiver Jamal Custis were selected in the inaugural XFL Draft.

Held over the past two days via conference call, the draft featured a pool of more than 1,000 players. Picks were announced via social media and players were allocated in four, 10-round phases separated by position groups. The fifth phase was a 30-round open draft. Prior to the start of the draft, one quarterback was assigned to each of the league’s eight teams.

Three Former Syracuse Standouts Picked in XFL Draft

Tiller was taken on Tuesday afternoon with the fifth pick in the fourth round of Phase 2 (No. 29 overall) by the Tampa Bay Vipers. Martin was selected Wednesday by the Seattle Dragons with the sixth pick in the seventh round of Phase 4 (No. 54 overall). Custis was chosen during Phase 5 by the DC Defenders.