Three Offensive Players to Watch for Las Vegas Vipers
The XFL season is about two months away, and the Las Vegas Vipers are one of the new teams in this version of the XFL. The Vipers’ head coach will be NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson. Las Vegas had a pretty good XFL draft and has some excellent talent to work with for this upcoming season.
Martavis Bryant Wide Receiver
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant was the Vipers’ first draft pick of the skill position and an excellent selection. Bryant played in the NFL for four seasons but dealt with injuries and suspensions for violating the drug abuse policy. He spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.
Bryant also played in the Fan Controlled football league. The receiver is tall and fast and can make plays down the field. In his 36 games in the NFL, Bryant caught 126 passes for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns. The former NFL player will be a significant deep threat for the Vipers.
Jon Lovett Running Back
Jon Lovett is nice sized running back with speed; he played college football at Baylor and Penn State. Lovett also can be a punt and kick returner. In college, he rushed for 1,980 yards on 407 carries, caught 38 passes for 219 yards, and one touchdown. Lovett will be an excellent power back; once he gets going, he will be hard to bring down.
Luis Perez Quarterback
Luis Perez is back in the XFL again; this past season, Perez played in the USFL for New Jersey Generals. Perez would go on to play in nine games for the Generals, six of which he started. He would complete 71.7% of his passes in nine games for 1,200 yards, nine touchdowns, and only one interception. The quarterback is not very athletic, but he is a field general that knows how to run a pro-style offense. Another plus about Perez is that he does not always turn the ball over.