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Derek Brim and Ed Young Taken in the Major League Football Draft

Derek Brim and Ed Young were both selected in the inaugural draft for the new Major League football league.

In 2012 the Brim, a Junior, stepped in UB's defensive backfield as an injury replacement, making the final five starts of the season. On the year he had 47 tackles (33 solo) including seven unassisted tackles against Pittsburgh. During the following season Brim made 58 tackles and forced two fumbles.

After his senior season he spent some time in the Buffalo Bills spring training camp.

Brim was drafted by MLFB coach Larry Kirksey. Most recently has was the wide receivers coach for the Houston Texans.

In three seasons at Buffalo Ed Young racked up 590 yards and seven touchdowns. He was behind Naaman Roosevelt and Brett Hamlin in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 and 2011 he was one of the more reliable receivers UB had in the early Quinn era.

Young was picked up by Galen Hall. Hall most recently served as the offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Penn State.

Major League Football (MLFB) is trying to fill the hole left by the closure of the UFL, XFL, and so many leagues which have come and gone. In other words we're still trying to find a formula for a non NFL professional football league which is sustainable.

The league is based out of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, that will consist of 8 teams in its first year. The league founder and president is former NFL wide receiver Wes Chandler. Major League Football, who currently owns all eight teams, is public ally traded and hopes to have franchises be individual owner and operated by 2019 or 2020.

On January 12, 2016, MLFB announced a two-year television deal with the American Sports Network.