Houston Roughnecks XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets

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Alex Alarcon

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The 2020 XFL season will kick-off once again this weekend as there is more football to watch a week after the biggest game of them all, the Super Bowl. It may have taken a 20-year hiatus, but the XFL is coming back with eight brand new franchisees ready to take over the football industry. One of those teams being the Houston Roughnecks who will be playing out of TDECU Stadium, home of the NCAA Houston Cougars. Let’s dive straight into the Houston Roughnecks XFL Season Preview. Looking for game predictions? Check out our XFL Predictions now!

Houston Roughnecks Head Coach

For the Roughnecks, they will be led by June Jones who is no stranger to coaching in the spotlight. Jones has had previous coaching stints with the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers. However, his recent coaching experience comes from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Houston Roughnecks Key Players

QB Phillip Walker: A bit of a shocker here as Roughnecks fans were hoping to see QB Connor Cook get the start for Houston. However, Walker proved he deserved the job. Walker was with the Colts from 2017-2019 but never took a snap with them.

WR Sammie Coates: One of the players drafted early belongs to Sammie Coates as he is ready for another boost of football in his life. Sammie is well-known in the football world as he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Houston Texans. Coates has a total of 528 receiving yards and two touchdowns from his games in the NFL

Houston Roughnecks Win Total: O/U 6.0 Wins

The Roughnecks could easily be the surprise of the XFL and take over the league, or quickly fall apart as they do not appear to have a strong running attack. The beginning of the season will start with Temple star Walker under center, and if he can get it done early, this might be a team to watch. They also do not have a TE on their roster so expect passing and lots of it. I’m a huge style of the way Jones runs the offense and can see Walker surprising people here. BET: Over 6.0 Wins

Houston Roughnecks Championship Odds (+650)

There is a strong reason these championship odds keep falling and falling. Remember the name Kony Ealy. He is going to lead this Roughnecks defense and has the experience from his stints with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. There are not a ton of solid offensive lines in this league as Kony is still in his prime and will easily get the job done. With the coaching experience and talent across the board, the Roughnecks could easily be the surprise everyone has been hoping for. BET: Roughnecks Championship +650

Houston Roughnecks Full Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
1 Lewis, Kahlil WR 5-10 190 Cincinnati
3 Mobley, Sam WR 5-10 175 Catawba
5 Rehkow, Austin P 6-3 214 Idaho
7 Castillo, Sergio K 5-10 175 West Texas AM
10 Coates, Sammie WR 6-1 210 Auburn
11 Walker, P.J. QB 5-11 214 Temple
13 Bolden, Ray WR 5-9 165 Stony Brook
14 Phillips, Cam WR 6-0 201 Virginia Tech
15 Malone, Ryheem WR 5-9 187 Louisiana-Lafayette
17 Jackson, Blake WR 5-11 200 Mary Hardin-Baylor
18 Cook, Connor QB 6-4 217 Michigan State
20 Huff, Marqueston S 5-11 196 Wyoming
21 James, Charles CB 5-9 185 Charleston Southern
22 Ballard, Corrian S 6-3 195 Utah
23 Elston, Trae S 5-11 193 Mississippi
25 Brown, Cody S 6-0 208 Arkansas State
26 Smith, Saivion CB 6-1 190 Alabama
27 Harris, Ajene CB 5-10 190 USC
28 Butler, James RB 5-10 205 Nevada/Iowa
29 Henderson, De’Angelo RB 5-8 207 Coastal Carolina
30 Olatoye, Deji CB 6-1 205 North Carolina A&T
32 Nichols, Deatrick CB 5-9 185 South Florida
33 Holley, Nick RB 5-10 194 Kent State
40 Schwab, Ty LB 6-1 225 Boston College
41 Johnson, Jeremiah CB 6-1 185 Concord
42 Brown, Beniquez LB 6-0 229 Mississippi State
43 Bradford, Carl LB 6-1 250 Arizona State
44 Williams, Andre RB 6-0 220 Boston College
47 Gates, DeMarquis LB 6-2 221 Mississippi
50 Burnett, Kaelin LB 6-4 234 Nevada
51 Robinson, Edmond LB 6-3 245 Newberry
53 Lewis, Drew LB 6-2 229 Colorado
54 Lewis, LaTroy LB 6-3 240 Tennessee
56 Koroma, Tejan OL 6-1 300 Brigham Young
58 Taylor, Colton LS 5-11 241 Virginia Tech
59 McMillian, Vantrell DL 6-3 255 Chattanooga
60 Weathersby, Toby OL 6-5 315 LSU
65 Rhaney, Demetrius OL 6-2 305 Tennessee State
66 Tucker, Marquez OL 6-3 300 Southern Utah
69 Faciane, Isame OL 6-3 300 Florida International
73 Tretola, Sebastian OL 6-3 325 Arkansas
74 Gennesy, Avery OL 6-5 315 Texas A&M
76 Bushell-Beatty, Juwann OL 6-5 333 Michigan
77 Palmer, Kelvin OL 6-4 290 Baylor
79 Poole, Terry OL 6-5 307 San Diego State
90 Maxey, Johnny DE 6-4 293 Mars Hill
91 Lyons, Caushaud DL 6-5 284 Tusculum
93 Crawford, Corey DE 6-5 283 Clemson
94 Ealy, Kony DE 6-4 273 Missouri
96 Palmore, Walter DL 6-4 320 Missouri
97 Wright, Gabe DL 6-3 285 Auburn
98 James, Nick DL 6-4 314 Mississippi State

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Houston Roughnecks 2020 Uniforms

Make sure to check out our weekly XFL Predictions as well as our XFL daily news! Cheers to another season of more football!


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