16 former Ohio players taken in 2017 NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft

Sixteen former Ohio high school football players were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft that was held in Philadelphia.  Ohio and Louisiana had the fifth most players taken with Georgia leading the way with 29, followed by Florida with 27.

Former Mentor High School quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was the No. 2 overall pick by the Chicago Bears.  Trubisky was one of four Ohioans taken in the first round.

Pickerington North had a big weekend with two former players chosen — Pat Eiflein at No. 70 by the Minnesota Vikings and Jake Butt going at No. 145 to the Denver Broncos.

2017 NFL Draft – Ohio High School Picks

Draft Position – Team – Player – Position – College – High School

#2 Chicago – Mitchell Trubisky, QB – North Carolina – Mentor (Ohio)

#11 New Orleans – Marshon Lattimore, CB – Ohio State – Glenville (Ohio)

#24 Oakland – Gareon Conley, CB – Ohio State – Massillon Washington (Ohio)

#28 Dallas –  Taco Charlton, DE – Michigan – Pickerington Central (Ohio)

#45 Chicago – Adam Shaheen, TE – Ashland University – Big Walnut (Ohio)

#52 Cleveland – DeShone Kizer, QB – Notre Dame – Toledo Central Catholic (Ohio)

#68 Jacksonville – Dawaune Smoot, DE – Illinois – Groveport Madison (Ohio)

#70 Minnesota – Pat Eiflein, C – Ohio State – Pickerington North (Ohio)

#74 Baltimore – Chris Wormley, DT – Michigan – Witmer (Ohio)

#86 Kansas City – Kareem Hunt, RB – Toledo – Willoughby South (Ohio)

#120 Minnesota – Ben Gedeon, LB – Michigan – Hudson (Ohio)

#127 Detroit – Michael Roberts, TE – Toldeo – Benedictine (Ohio)

#145 Denver – Jake Butt, TE – Michigan – Pickerington North (Ohio)

#166 Philadelphia – Shelton Gibson, WR – West Virginia – Cleveland Heights (Ohio)

#220 Minnesota – Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE – Northwestern – Centerville (Ohio)

#251 Cincinnati – Mason Schreck, TE – Buffalo – Medina (Ohio)

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