Staff Report

Florida had the most drafted players in the 2018 NFL Draft, while California (27) and Texas (27) tied for second. Georgia, which had the most players drafted in 2017 with 29 selections, finished tied for sixth in 2018 with 12. a total of 242 high schools contributed to the 256 players selected in the seven rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Two high schools – Lakewood (Fla.) and Serra (Calif.) – had three players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, while 10 high schools – Callaway (Miss.), Dan River (Va.), Imhotep (Pa.), Narbonne (Calif.), Norcross (Ga.), Oscar Frommel Smith (Va.), Stonewall Jackson (Va.), Taylor (Texas), Trinity Christian (Fla.), and Washington (Fla.) – each had two players selected.

California and Florida led all states with six first-round selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. Pennsylvania followed with three players selected in Round 1. Of the 32 players drafted in Round 1, 29 played multiple sports in high school (91 percent).

NFL DRAFT STATE BREAKDOWN

STATE PLAYERS DRAFTED STATE PLAYERS DRAFTED
Florida 35   Delaware 2
California 27   Iowa 2
Texas 27   Kansas 2
Virginia 15   Kentucky 2
North Carolina 14   Massachusetts 2
Georgia 12   Minnesota 2
Pennsylvania 12   New York 2
Louisiana 11   Utah 2
Alabama 10   Washington 2
Mississippi 8   Idaho 1
New Jersey 8   Missouri 1
Maryland 7   Montana 1
Michigan 6   Nebraska 1
Ohio 6   South Dakota 1
Colorado 5   Wisconsin 1
Illinois 5   Wyoming 1
Tennessee 5      
Arizona 3   District of Columbia 1
Indiana 3      
Nevada 3   International 3
South Carolina 3      
Arkansas 2   TOTAL 256

 

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