No. 5: Ranthony Texada didn’t even play a down in the CFL, but he could be a steal for the SF 49ers
Defensive back Ranthony Texada could win the award for “quickest player to sign and then opt out of a CFL contract.” But his opting-out from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came with more than just wanting an NFL opportunity:
With the XFL getting a new life thanks to former Calgary Stampeder Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Texada was the first player to mention the new league, according to 3DownNation.
In his highlight reel, Texada plays a tremendous cover game. Tight and physical to the receiver which could help in a division full of talent on the corners. He already has a bit of NFL experience with Washington and is fresh off playing with the New York Guardians of the XFL.
The obvious drawback to Texada would be if he doesn’t make the main roster but is offered a practice squad spot. Does he accept or jet off to the XFL where a starting gig might be more possible?