Pittsburgh Maulers Day 2 Draft Recap


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The USFL draft concluded yesterday with the last 23 rounds occurring over the course of the day.  With it happening during the day, it was easy to miss the Pittsburgh Maulers rounding out their roster heading into the first season of the league's revival.  Therefore, I've constructed a comprehensive listing of the players they selected on the final day of the draft and their college attended.

To see who the Maulers selected in the first 12 rounds of the draft on Tuesday night and some information on those players, check out the article I wrote yesterday.

Round 13:  Jeffrey Thomas, WR - Miami

Round 14:  Bailey Gaither, WR - San Jose State

Round 15:  Branden Mack, WR - Temple

Round 16:  Delvon Hardaway, WR - Fresno State

Round 17:  Tre Walker, WR - San Jose State

Round 18:  Arnold Tarpley III, S - Vanderbilt

Round 19:  Bryce Torneden, S - Kansas

Round 20:  Nicholas Falah, C - USC

                   Brayden Patton, C - Northern Illinois

Round 21:  EJ Ejiya, ILB - North Texas

Round 22:  Vadal Alexander, G - LSU

Round 23:  Jon Dietzen, G - Wisconsin

Round 24:  Olive Sagapolu, DT - Wisconsin

Round 25:  Boogie Roberts, DT - San Jose State

Round 26:  Jeremiah Pharms Jr., DT - Friends

Round 27:  Garret Groshek, RB/FB - Wisconsin

Round 28:  De'Veon Smith, RB/FB - Michigan

Round 29:  Tyson Graham, OLB - South Dakota

Round 30:  Malcolm Howard, OLB - Central Oklahoma

Round 31:  Kyahva Tezino, OLB - San Diego State

Round 32 & 33:  Maulers passed on picks these rounds for Kicker and Punter to make up for compensatory pick in Round 20

Round 34:  Matt Seybert, TE - Michigan State

Round 35:  Mitchell Fraboni, LS - Arizona State

There is still work to be done to complete the roster, seeing as the team is missing 2/3 of their special teams unit.  The roster has a healthy dose of San Jose State and Wisconsin graduates, which could certainly be useful in helping build team chemistry.

While the full schedule has not yet been released, the opening game of the USFL season takes place on Saturday, April 16th.  This gives teams less than two months to bond before taking the field for the first time.  It will be interesting to see how coach Kirby Wilson does in preparing his team in those two months to get them ready for opening night.