Last week the Summer Showcase officially kicked off in Dallas and Houston, this week the XFL is headed to New York on Friday and DC on Saturday. We’re now hearing the first name that will be attending in New York, and it’s a big one.
Former Super Bowl Champion, Hakeem Nicks will be showing off his skills for a chance to play in the XFL during the New York Summer Showcase.
Nicks was considered to be one of the top wide receivers available in the 2009 NFL Draft, he drew comparisons to Hines Ward and Anquan Boldin. Butch Davis, Nicks’ coach at North Carolina, went even further, comparing him to Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. The New York Giants, in need to replace wide-out Plaxico Burress, selected Nicks in the first round, 29th overall. Nicks was the fifth wide receiver taken in the draft, and one out of six taken in the first round alone.
During his NFL career Nicks averaged 14.3 yards per reception, gaining 356 receptions for 5,081 yards with 31 Touchdowns.