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New York Guardians XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets

New York Guardians XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets

By Alex Alarcon

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 New York Guardians who will be playing out of MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets. Let’s dive straight into the NY Guardians XFL Season Preview. Looking for game predictions? Check out our XFL Predictions now!

NY Guardians Head Coach

The New York Guardians’ head coach is no stranger to the big apple as Kevin Gillbridge gets the nod for the season. If you have yet to hear about this man before, let me introduce him. He has thirty-six years of coaching experience, including 23 as an offensive coordinator and 7 as a head coach. He is mainly known for his two-time Super Bowl champion wins (XLII, XLVI) as New York Giants offensive coordinator

NY Guardians Key Players

QB Matt McGloin:  QB Matt McGloin who has been away from football for quite some time. He had small stints with the Eagles, Texans, and Chiefs from 2017-2018 but has not thrown in a live game for more than three years. Can McGloin be able to handle the game at this speed now?

LB Ben Heeney: The leader of the defense and it has shown in the past scrimmages and practices. The defensive signal-caller with 24 games of NFL experience has easily fit into the perfect scheme DC Jim Herrmann.

NY Guardians Win Total: O/U 4.0 Wins

The biggest question mark right now is the defense. As stated above, Henney is the clear leader of this defense but he only brings in a total of 55 NFL tackles. There is very little experience on this defense and can easily get trashed by some of these offensive powerhouses like the Defenders and Vipers in the division. I’m not a huge fan of the O/U and would lean Under. BET: Under 4.0 Wins

NY Guardians Championship Odds (+700)

My championship longshot to win it all in the XFL, was the LA Wildcats as at least they had some value with experienced coaching and leadership for them. However, for the Guardians, they are simply missing that and will have a long shot and doing anything special in year one. BET: Stay away from this Championship Future pick. 

NY Guardians Full Roster

1 McKay, Mekale WR 6-5 195 Cincinnati
2 Horn, Joe WR 5-10 182 Missouri Western
3 Pearson, Colby WR 6-0 194 Brigham Young
7 Perez, Luis QB 6-2 222 Texas A&M Commerce
8 Vogel, Justin P 6-4 215 Miami (FL)
9 Redding, Teo WR 6-0 176 Bowling Green
10 Duke, Austin WR 5-9 170 Charlotte
12 Williams, Marquise QB 6-2 233 North Carolina
14 McGloin, Matt QB 6-1 200 Penn State
16 McCrane, Matthew K 5-10 167 Kansas State
17 Liggins, Justice WR 6-1 198 Stephen F. Austin
20 Cook III, Tim RB 6-0 247 Oregon State
21 Summers, Jamar CB 5-11 186 Connecticut
22 Askew-Henry, Dravon S 5-11 187 West Virginia
23 Stockton, Justin RB 5-9 197 Texas Tech
24 Texada II, Ranthony CB 5-8 181 Texas Christian
26 Neal, DeJuan CB 5-11 193 Shepherd
27 Victor, Darius RB 5-6 226 Towson
28 Sutton, Wesley S 5-11 188 Northern Arizona
29 Jones, Bryce CB 5’11 168 Akron
30 Soroh, Andrew S 6-0 206 Florida Atlantic
31 Alexander, Terrence CB 5-9 181 Louisiana State
33 Hendy, A.J. S 6-1 202 Maryland
34 Colburn II, Matthew RB 5-8 189 Wake Forest
36 Cox, Demetrious S 6-0 196 Michigan State
42 Daly, Scott LS 6-2 237 Notre Dame
44 Mueller, Ryan LB 6-1 247 Kansas State
45 Hines, D’Juan LB 6-1 227 Houston
47 Ginda, Frank LB 6-0 235 San Jose State
48 Johnson, Jawuan LB 5-11 230 Texas Christian
49 DeLuca, Nick LB 6-3 227 North Dakota State
55 Wright, Charles DE 6-3 221 Vanderbilt
56 Heeney, Ben LB 6-0 218 Kansas
58 Rotimi JR, Bunmi DE 6-3 265 Old Dominion
59 Dooley, Garret LB 6-2 237 Wisconsin
68 Brumfield, Garrett C 6-3 299 Louisiana State
69 Silberman, Ian C 6-5 311 Boston College
70 Kling IV, John T 6-7 353 Buffalo
71 Weiss, Brant T 6-5 291 Toledo
73 Young, Avery OL 6-5 347 Auburn
74 Jones, Jarron T 6-6 320 Notre Dame
77 Mama, Damien G 6-4 333 USC
78 Coyle, Anthony G 6-5 298 Fordham
83 Sutherland, Jake TE 6-4 250 Morehead State
85 Brown, Keenen TE 6-2 256 Texas State
87 Powell, Jake TE 6-5 231 Monmouth (NJ)
88 Bibbs, EJ TE 6-3 260 Iowa State
91 Owens, Jarrell DE 6-2 276 Oklahoma State
93 Barnes, TJ DT 6-7 365 Georgia Tech
94 Mbu, Joey DT 6-3 341 Houston
95 Johnson JR, Toby DT 6-4 340 Georgia
99 Walker, Cavon DT 6-2 287 Maryland

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NY Guardians 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!

Last updated: Fri 7th February 2020
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