Went to the Dragons vs. Dallas Renegades game Saturday. The QB play felt so limited at this point in the season. Certainly many college games are more FUN to watch than some of the XFL games, based on the limited sample size.
ex-WSU Cougars coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense would tear a new one through the XFL right now, IMO. Maybe that's just wishful thinking based on how boring and sluggish the Dragons offense was, especially in the second half.
How long Air Raid success would last until defenses adjusted, well, I suppose that's an open question the NFL will be seeking to answer as well.
Oh, wait a minute. Air Raid inventor Hal Mumme is Dallas's Offensive Coordinator! Well, they tore the Dragons a new one in that 2nd half, though watching it, I had no idea they were running any sort of Air Raid, because it was their running game that softened up and destroyed the otherwise tough Dragons D in the 2nd half.
Mike Leach's WSU version of the Air Raid is certainly more fun to watch than what I saw of Mumme's Dallas version, but it's early. Zorn's Dragons offense, as it stands now, is pretty much unwatchable.
I'd have to guess that the top college programs, the LSU's, Alabamas, and Clemsons and such, would probably beat most of the XFL teams, mainly on having a more coherent scheme and philosophy that players execute better. The athleticism edge might go to the college boys as well, for the teams that are going to have multiple NFL draft picks on each side of the ball. I'd agree the XFL teams would beat college teams below the CFBP level. As someone else pointed out, the top college teams have players with multiple years of experience and continuity in the offensive and defensive schemes they run.
The Gardner Minshew 2018 WSU Cougars would beat the Dragons 50-something to 30-something, but would lose to the Dallas Renegades 40-something to to 50-something. The Josh Gordon 2019 WSU Cougars would lose to both teams, 20-something to 30-something to the Dragons, and 30-something to 50-something, to Dallas.