St. Louis Battlehawks 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 St. Louis Battlehawks who will be playing out of The Dome, home of the former STL Rams. Let’s dive straight into the St. Louis Battlehawks XFL Season Preview. Looking for game predictions? Check out our XFL Predictions now!

STL Battlehawks Head Coach

The Battlehawks is bringing on an expert of a coach, especially in the tight end region. Welcome, Jonathan Hayes to the Battlehawks team. Hayes comes into this new coaching job with prior playing experience as a twelve-year TE with Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. Later he jumped on over to help out Bob Stoops at Oklahoma as the TE coach and special teams coordinator. Lastly, before joining St. Louis, was the TE coach for Cincinnati Bengals (2003-2018)

STL Battlehawks Key Players

QB Jordan Ta’amu: A lot of fans wanted to see QB Connor Cook as the starter, but it seems as if the star in St. Louis will be young gun Jordan Ta’amu. The 22-year old QB finished his two years at Ole Miss with a total of 5,600 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Let’s see if he can continue that in the XFL.

RB Christine Michael: His name is no stranger to any football fan as the former Colts, Seahawks, Packers, and Cowboys running back will showcase one more time to the world why he is still in prime shape. Michael joins the heavy Battlehawks ground game with a total of 1,089 rushing yards and seven touchdowns from his career in the NFL.

STL Battlehawks Win Total: O/U 3.5 Wins

The lowest win total on the board for an XFL team, as there is some value with this future over-under pick. Looking at the schedule for the Battlehawks there are some winnable games on it.  Even though St. Louis will be starting Jordan Ta’amu at quarterback who is the only starting QB without any type of professional experience, he played extremely well at Ole Miss. St. Louis could even run the ball every down and still make it a game as they have the duo of Matt Jones and Christine Michael. You have to take the Over especially with it being at 3.5. BET: Over 3.5 Wins

STL Battlehawks Championship Odds (+1000)

If I were to only make one bet on this St. Louis Battlehawks future board, it’s all in on that win total. There is no value or reasoning to even think about placing anything on this championship future pick. I can name at least six other teams that have a stronger value to bet on than the Battlehawks. BET: Stay away from this Championship Future pick. 

STL Battlehawks Full Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
00 Payne, Jake DT 6’4 300 Shenandoah
2 Washington, L’Damian WR 6’4 216 Missouri
4 Fitzgerald, Nick QB 6’5 227 Mississippi State
5 Russolino, Taylor K 6’0 170 Millsaps
6 Heinicke, Taylor QB 6’1 205 Old Dominion
7 King, Marquette P 6’0 192 Fort Valley State
10 Ta’amu, Jordan QB 6’2 221 Mississippi
14 Agudosi, Carlton WR 6’6 220 Rutgers
15 Pierson-El, De’Mornay WR 5’9 194 Nebraska
17 Mumphery, Keith WR 6’0 210 Michigan State
20 Tillery, Lenard RB 5’9 201 Southern University
23 Robinson, Kenny S 6’2 198 West Virginia
21 Jones-Quartey, Harold DB 5’11” 215 Findlay
24 Jones, Matt RB 6’2 227 Florida
22 White, Ryan CB 5’11” 196 Auburn
25 Hill, Will S 6’1 202 Florida
26 McCoil, Dexter S 6’4 224 Tulsa
28 Nelson, Robert CB 5’10 174 Arizona State
29 Rivers, David CB 6’0 185 Youngstown State
31 Caldwell, Trey CB 5’8 188 Louisiana-Monroe
33 Michael, Christine RB 5’10 220 Texas A&M
35 Wade, D’Montre CB 6’0 200 Murray State
36 Ford, Keith RB 5’10 219 Texas A&M
41 Hillary, Darius DB 5’10 183 Wisconsin
42 Jones, Shaq DE 6’2 248 Alabama-Birmingham
44 Powell, Joe S 6’2 235 Globe Tech
48 Carew, Tanner LS 6’1 245 Oregon
53 President, Gimel DE 6’4 275 Illinois
54 Hendrix, Dewayne DL 6’4 269 Pittsburgh
55 Ankrah, Andrew DE 6’3 216 James Madison
56 Hoskins, Ro’Derrick LB 6’2 230 Florida State
57 Garvin, Terence LB 6’3 242 West Virginia
58 Beauharnais, Steve LB 6’0 240 Rutgers
61 Reagan, Bruno OT 6’3 322 Vanderbilt
64 Miller, Michael OG 6’4 298 Washburn
66 Allen, Dejon OG 6’3 290 Hawaii
67 Folkerts, Brian OG 6’4 310 Washburn
69 McDonald, Andrew OT 6’5 316 Indiana
72 Campos, Jake OG 6’7 320 Iowa State
73 McCants, Matt OT 6’5 309 Alabama-Birmingham
75 Wallace, Brian OL 6’5 326 Arkansas
76 Perkins, Kent OT 6’5 311 Texas
82 Hunt, Cole TE 6’6 254 Texas Christian
83 Saxton, Wes TE 6’4 240 South Alabama
84 Russell, Alonzo WR 6’4 218 Toledo
85 Lucas, Marcus WR 6’5 220 Missouri
87 Reilly, Brandon WR 6’1 202 Nebraska
90 Sayles, Casey DT 6’3 289 Ohio
94 Soulek, Kellen DT 6’4 310 South Dakota State
95 Ward, Channing DT 6’4 260 Mississippi
96 Lambert, Davonte DT 6’1 279 Auburn
98 Clarke, Will DL 6’6 271 West Virginia

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