Jalen Rowell was projected as a mid-round selection in 2017 but went undrafted after learning he would have to fulfill his two-year active duty commitment after all. He was told as the first round was underway that Air Force leaders had informed the academy that cadets would still be required to serve at least two years on active duty. That was a precursor to an official reversal of the DOD’s pro sports policy shortly after Jim Mattis was appointed secretary of defense.
Now Rowell has another chance to hit the field, he will be attending the XFL Summer Showcase today in Dallas. He played three seasons for Air Force, accruing 85 receptions totaling 1,738 yards with 12 Touchdowns.