NFC East: Ronnie Cruz

Ex-Cowboys dominate UFL draft

June, 22, 2009
6/22/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Missed you guys at the United Football League draft party the other night. Things got a little wild in the first round, but for the most part, the Beast UFL Mock Draft held up pretty well. If you don't know how the UFL draft works, we're in the same boat. 

From what I understand, the teams drafted players who are no longer on NFL rosters. There were 96 players taken in the draft -- and at least six or seven that will sound vaguely familiar. The draft served as a "showcase" for former Cowboys. Last year's third-string quarterback (until we saw Brad Johnson play), Brooks Bollinger was taken by the Orlando team. 

And former sixth-round pick Rob Petitti, who once started 15 games for the Cowboys, also ended up with Orlando -- as did former training camp favorite Ronnie Cruz. Former Cowboys running back Tyson Thompson, one of the greatest high school backs I've ever seen in person, ended up with Las Vegas. 

The teams will wait for players to be released during NFL training camps to fill out their rosters. And the six-game schedule will begin this fall. Is it just me or does this seem like a can't-miss project? 

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