Anybody can be worthy of getting a shot to play in the NFL. And the Seattle Seahawks have invited two XFL players to prove they belong. One was a player Seattle fans might be familiar with as the player was a receiver for the Seattle Sea Dragons. The other player is a defensive back.
And the guy who was a receiver for the Sea Dragons isn't Josh Gordon. Gordon, 12s might remember, played with the Seahawks a bit in 2019 and wasn't terrible. But Gordon has had multiple off-field issues in the past and is now 32 years old. Plus, Gordon wasn't even the number one target after joining the Sea Dragons; The player invited to Seahawks camp was.
That player is 5'7" and 175pound Jahcour Pearson. Pearson led the XFL in receptions and yards this season with 60 and 609, respectively. Pearson would be a pure slot receiver in the NFL with his size, but he does have good quickness and moves well in the open field.
Seattle Seahawks offer two XFL players tryouts
Pearson played college at Western Kentucky and Ole Miss, but he wasn't overly productive. He scored 7 touchdowns in his college career but all of them came in 2019. He did average 15.1 yards a catch in his one year at Mississippi, though.
The other XFL player Seattle offered a tryout to is cornerback Darren Evans. Evans has good length at 6'3" but only weighs about 180 pounds. He played college at Nicholls State and then finished at LSU. In 11 games with LSU in 2021, Evans had 4 passes defended.
Evans had a cup of coffee with the New York Giants after being undrafted out of college, but couldn't make it on anyone's practice squad and was drafted by the Arlington Renegades of the XFL. This year, Evans started seven games for the Renegades and had 5 tackles and an interception.