DeAngelo Yancey will be back on a football field soon.
The former Purdue Boilermaker standout, was taken 3rd overall in yesterday’s XFL Skill Player Draft.
With the No. 3 overall pick in the Skill Position #XFLDraft, the @XFLGuardians select WR DeAngelo Yancey. pic.twitter.com/kaNhGBRFvW— XFL (@xfl2020) October 15, 2019
Yancey played during the dark ages of Purdue Football, and his effectiveness went relatively unnoticed. He could have been a very good receiver in the system we are currently in, but that is neither here or there.
Yancey finished his Purdue Career with, 141 catches, 2344 yards, 20 touchdowns (16.6 YPC). His Senior year was by far his best season, catching 49 passes for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Yancey played himself into the NFL Draft, while he was at Purdue during the dark ages, where there was literally no national buzz, Yancey was selected in the 5th round by the Green Bay Packers.
He originally signed a 4 year contract with them, but was cut a few months later, before joining the practice squad for the 2017 season. In 2018 Yancey signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers, then was waived again before joining the practice squad. In late 2018, he was cut from the practice squad before signing with the Jets, who then cut him in May after the NFL draft for 2019.
Yancey has been in the NFL, played in pre-season games and has seen how professionals have to work to get things done.
Now, with being selected 3rd overall, he should be expected to be one of the best players in the XFL, playing for the New York Guardians. Matt McGloin will be his quarterback in New York, McGloin played in 13 NFL Games for the Oakland Raiders.
Best of luck, DeAngelo. We wish you all the best on your new adventure!