The USFL has designs on landing the best of FCS college football in uniform during its upcoming spring season.

FCS All-Americans abounded during the USFL college draft on Tuesday, including the Pittsburgh Maulers using the No. 2 overall selection on UIW quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr., then a fifth-round pick on Florida A&M edge Isaiah Land, with the Birmingham Stallions going with Illinois State linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh in the fifth round.

Scott received the 2022 Stats Perform Walter Payton Award as the FCS offensive player of the year, while Land (2021) and Vandenburgh (2022) are the two most-recent recipients of the Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year.

Many of the 80 selections in the 10-round draft have NFL aspirations and will face important decisions about the USFL season, which begins on April 15. The NFL draft is set for April 27-29.

“Blessed and honored to be in this position,” Scott said after his selection, “but I’m still working to reach my goals in the NFL.”

The Maulers picked the 24-year-old Scott after the Michigan Panthers used the first selection on Michigan State offensive tackle Jarrett Horst. In his only season at UIW, Scott set FCS single-season records with 60 touchdown passes and 71 total touchdowns, passing for 4,686 yards with a national-high 197.7 passer rating,

Scott was the second of eight straight offensive selections to open the USFL draft before the Maulers picked Lafayette defensive end Malik Hamm.

Land, who’s been invited to the NFL Combine next week, led the FCS with 19 sacks in 2021 before Vandenburgh did the same with 14 in 2022.

2023 USFL College Draft



(1) Michigan Panthers: Jarrett Horst, OT, Michigan State

(2) Pittsburgh Maulers: Lindsey Scott Jr., QB, UIW

(3) Houston Gamblers: Chase Brice, QB, Appalachian State

(4) Memphis Showboats: Mason Brooks, OT, Mississippi

(5) New Orleans Breakers: Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

(6) Philadelphia Stars: Alfred Edwards III, OT, Utah State

(7) Birmingham Stallions: Kadeem Telfort, OT, UAB


(8) Michigan Panthers: Tanner Morgan, QB, Minnesota

(9) Pittsburgh Maulers: Malik Hamm, DE, Lafayette

(10) Houston Gamblers: Justin Ford, CB, Montana

(11) Memphis Showboats: Isaiah Bolden, CB, Jackson State

(12) New Orleans Breakers: Noah Taylor, Edge, Virginia

(13) Philadelphia Stars: Anderson Hardy, OT, Appalachian State

(14) Birmingham Stallions: Quinton Barrow, OT, Grand Valley State

(15) New Jersey Generals: Adrian Martinez, QB, Kansas State


(16) Michigan Panthers: Santrell Latham, LB, Southern Miss

(17) Pittsburgh Maulers: Tre’Quan Dorsey, OL, Saint Francis

(18) Houston Gamblers: Joseph Fisher, OG, Shepherd

(19) Memphis Showboats: Brevin Allen, DE, Campbell

(20) New Orleans Breakers: DJ Ivey, CB, Miami-Florida

(21) Philadelphia Stars: Isaac Moore, OT, Temple

(22) Birmingham Stallions: Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisville

(23) New Jersey Generals: J.J. Holloman, WR, Tennessee State


(24) Michigan Panthers: DJ Scaife Jr., OL, Miami-Florida

(25) Pittsburgh Maulers: Ferlando Jordan, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

(26) Houston Gamblers: Scott Matlock, DT, Boise State

(27) Memphis Showboats: Benny Sapp III, DB, Northern Iowa

(28) New Orleans Breakers: Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina

(29) Philadelphia Stars: Truman Jones, DE, Harvard

(30) Birmingham Stallions: Derius Davis, WR, TCU

(31) New Jersey Generals: Victor Jones, DE, Akron


(32) Michigan Panthers: Dashaun White, LB, Oklahoma

(33) Pittsburgh Maulers: Isaiah Land, Edge, Florida A&M

(34) Houston Gamblers: Jeffrey Johnson, DT, Oklahoma

(35) Memphis Showboats: Michael Ezeike, TE, UCLA

(36) New Orleans Breakers: Isaiah Moore, LB, North Carolina State

(37) Philadelphia Stars: Earl Bostick Jr., OT, Kansas

(38) Birmingham Stallions: Zeke Vandenburgh, LB, llinois State

(39) New Jersey Generals: De’Jahn Warren, CB, Jackson State


(40) Michigan Panthers: Levi Russo Bell, DT, Texas State

(41) Pittsburgh Maulers: Nash Jensen, OG, North Dakota State

(42) Houston Gamblers: Keenan Isaac, CB, Alabama State

(43) Memphis Showboats: Jerome Carvin, OG, Tennessee

(44) New Orleans Breakers: Dante Stills, DL, West Virginia

(45) New Jersey Generals: Derrick Tucker, S, Texas Southern

(46) Philadelphia Stars: Jose Ramirez, DE, Eastern Michigan

(47) Birmingham Stallions: Colby Sorsdal, OT, William & Mary


(48) Michigan Panthers: Gunnar Oakes, TE, Eastern Michigan

(49) Pittsburgh Maulers: Taylor Grimes, WR, UIW

(50) Houston Gamblers: Alex Jensen, OT, South Dakota

(51) Memphis Showboats: Nehemiah Shelton, CB, San Jose State

(52) New Orleans Breakers: Darius Hagans, RB, Virginia State

(53) New Jersey Generals: Jermaine McDaniel, DE, North Carolina A&T

(54) Philadelphia Stars: Demontrey Jacobs, OT, South Florida

(55) Birmingham Stallions: Grant Dubose, WR, Charlotte


(56) Michigan Panthers: Andrew Farmer II, OLB, Lane College

(57) Pittsburgh Maulers: C.J. Turner, WR, Southeastern Louisiana

(58) Houston Gamblers: Brady Russell, TE, Colorado

(59) Memphis Showboats: Trea Shropshire, WR, UAB

(60) New Orleans Breakers: Jake Bobo, TE/WR, UCLA

(61) New Jersey Generals: Adam Korsak, P, Rutgers

(62) Philadelphia Stars: Trey Botts, DL, Colorado State-Pueblo

(63) Birmingham Stallions: Mark Evans II, OG, Arkansas-Pine Bluff


(64) Michigan Panthers: Chim Okorafor, OT, Benedictine

(65) Pittsburgh Maulers: Jacob Slade, DT, Michigan State

(66) Houston Gamblers: Jason Taylor II, S, Oklahoma State

(67) Memphis Showboats: Silas Dzansi, OT, Virginia Tech

(68) New Orleans Breakers: Alex Palczewski, OT, Illinois

(69) New Jersey Generals: Jalen Holston, RB, Virginia Tech

(70) Philadelphia Stars: Destin Mack, CB, The Citadel

(71) Birmingham Stallions: B.J. Thompson, DE, Stephen F. Austin


(72) Michigan Panthers: Sidy Sow, OG, Eastern Michigan

(73) Pittsburgh Maulers: Ethan Evans, K, Wingate

(74) Houston Gamblers: Colby Reeder, LB, Delaware/Iowa State

(75) Memphis Showboats: Antonio Fletcher, S, Southern Illinois

(76) New Orleans Breakers: Tyler Baker-Williams, CB, North Carolina State

(77) New Jersey General: Nick Zecchino, LS, Purdue

(78) Philadelphia Stars: Dre Terry, LB, Alabama A&M

(79) Birmingham Stallions: Starling Thomas, CB, UAB

(80) New Jersey Generals: Rey Estes, CB, Grambling State