Houston Roughnecks

Who the Houston Roughnecks took in the XFL Draft

  • PHOTOS: Players taken by the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL Draft
Sammie Coates - who played four seasons in the NFL, including last season with the Texans - was drafted by the XFL's Houston Roughnecks this week.
Browse through the photos above for a look at all the players drafted by the XFL's Houston Roughnecks ... Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

    PHOTOS: Players taken by the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL Draft

    Sammie Coates – who played four seasons in the NFL, including last season with the Texans – was drafted by the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks this week.

    Browse through the photos above for a look at all the players drafted by the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks …

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    PHOTOS: Players taken by the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL Draft

    Sammie Coates – who played four seasons in the NFL, including last season with the Texans – was drafted by the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks this

    … more Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

PHOTOS: Players taken by the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL Draft

Sammie Coates – who played four seasons in the NFL, including last season with the Texans – was drafted by the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks this week.

Browse through the photos above for a look at all the players drafted by the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks …

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PHOTOS: Players taken by the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL Draft

Sammie Coates – who played four seasons in the NFL, including last season with the Texans – was drafted by the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks this

… more Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

Twenty-two of the 42 players added to the Houston Roughnecks roster through the inaugural XFL Draft this week have been on active NFL rosters in their careers.

Twelve of those players played multiple seasons in the NFL.

Among the most well-known players selected by the Roughnecks include quarterback Connor Cook, who started a playoff game for the Raiders, who lost that game to the Texans in January 2017.

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Receiver Sammie Coates also was taken by the Roughnecks after spending four seasons in the NFL, including 12 games with the Texans in 2018.

Defensive back Robert Nelson, who played for the Texans in 2016, also was drafted by the Roughnecks.

The Roughnecks, who will play their home games at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium, begin play in February.

Browse through the photos at the top of the page for a look at the first 41 players on the Houston Roughnecks’ roster.

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