Another WVU Pair Chosen In XFL Draft
Two West Virginia alumni were chosen on Day Two of the XFL draft, following a pair of former Mountaineers selected on the initial day of the selection process.
This didn’t mean, however that these players were selected below their former teammates. The XFL broke up its draft into different position groupings, with day two devoted to defensive secondary players then an open phase where players of any stripe could be selected.
Both former Mountaineers were picked in the defensive secondary phase.
Safety Dravon Askew-Henry was picked by the New York Guardians with the seventh selection of the fourth round. In five seasons with WVU (2014-18, redshirting in 2016 because of a knee injury), Askew-Henry started all 51 games he played in, which is more than any other Mountaineer in school history. He had 215 tackles and six interceptions in his collegiate career. After not being selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, Askew-Henry, who is a native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers but was waived before the start of the NFL’s regular season.
Safety Kenny Robinson was the seventh pick of the fifth round, going to the St. Louis BattleHawks. A native of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Robinson spent two seasons at WVU before leaving the University this past summer because of reported academic issues. Robinson played cornerback as a true freshman for the Mountaineers then moved to safety in 2018, where he earned first-team all-Big 12 honors.