2017 NFL Draft – Where 3rd Round Picks went to High School

2017 NFL Draft

Through 107 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia California and Georgia are leading the way with eleven former high school players each being drafted.  Ohio is right behind with ten, followed by Florida and Texas with nine players each.

Top States, so far in 2017 draft

Nine states — Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas — have accounted for 74 of the 107 picks through three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, which accounts for over 69 percent of the draft picks.

State-by-State Breakdown

California, Georgia – 11

Ohio – 10

Florida, Texas – 9

Louisiana – 8

Alabama – 6

Michigan, New Jersey – 5

Illinois, Pennsylvania – 4

North Carolina – 3

Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin – 2

Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Utah, Washington D.C. – 1

Related: Round 1

Related: Round 2

2017 NFL Draft – 3rd Round Picks

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

#65 Cleveland – Larry Ogunjobi, DT – Charlotte – Ragsdale (North Carolina)

#66 San Francisco – Ahkello Witherspoon, CB – Christian Brothers (California)

#67 New Orleans – Alvin Kamara, RB – Tennessee – Norcross (Georgia)

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

#69 LA Rams – Cooper Kupp, WR – Eastern Washington – A.C. Davis (Washington)

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

#71 LA Chargers – Dan Feeney, OG – Indiana – Sandburg (Illinois)

#72 Tennessee – Taywan Taylor, WR – Western Kentucky – Pleasure Ridge Park (Kentucky)

#73 Cincinnati – Jordan Willis, DE – Kansas State – Rockhurst (Missouri)

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

#75 Atlanta – Duke Riley, LB – LSU – John Curtis (Louisiana)

#76 New Orleans – Alex Anzalone, LB – Florida – Wyomissing (Pennsylvania)

#77 Carolina – Daeshon Hall, DE – Texas A&M – Lancaster (Texas)

#78 Baltimore – Tim Williams, LB – Alabama – University Lab (Louisiana)

#79 NY Jets – ArDarius Stewart, WR – Alabama – Fultondale (Alabama)

#80 Indianapolis – Tarell Basham, DE – Ohio – Franklin County (Virginia)

#81 Washington – Fabian Moreau, CB – UCLA – Western (Florida)

#82 Denver – Carlos Henderson, WR – Louisiana Tech – McDonogh 35 (Louisiana)

#83 New England – Derek Rivers, LB – Youngstown State – Kingston (North Carolina)

#84 Tampa Bay – Chris Godwin, WR – Penn State – Middletown (Delaware)

#85 New England – Antonio Garcia, OT – Troy – Drew (Georgia)

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

#87 NY Giants – Davis Webb, QB – California – Prosper (Texas)

#88 Oakland – Eddie Vanderdoes, DT – UCLA – Placer (California)

#89 Denver – D’Onta Foreman, RB – Texas – Texas City (Texas)

#90 Seattle – Shaquill Griffin, CB – Central Florida – Lakewood (Florida)

#91 LA Rams – John Johnson, S – Boston College – Northwestern (Maryland)

#92 Dallas – Jourdan Lewis, CB – Michigan – Cass Tech (Michigan)

#93 Green Bay – Montravius Adams, DT – Auburn – Dooly County (Georgia)

#94 Pittsburgh – Cam Sutton, CB – Tennessee – Jonesboro (Georgia)

#95 Seattle – Delano Hill, S – Michigan – Cass Tech (Michigan)

#96 Detroit – Kenny Golladay, WR – Northern Illinois – St. Rita (Illinois)

#97 Miami – Cordrea Tankersley, CB – Clemson – Silver Bluff (South Carolina)

#98 Arizona – Chad Williams, WR – Grambling – Madison Prep (Louisiana)

#99 Philadelphia – Rasul Douglas, CB – West Virginia – East Orange (New Jersey)

#100 Tennessee – Jonnu Smith, TE – Florida International – West Port (Florida)

#101 Denver – Brendan Langley, CB – Lamar – Kell (Georgia)

#102 Seattle – Nazir Jones, DT – North Carolina – Roanoke Rapids (North Carolina)

#103 New Orleans – Trey Hendrickson, DE – Florida Atlantic – Apopka (Florida)

#104 San Francisco – C.J. Beathard, QB – Iowa – Battle Ground Academy (Tennessee)

#105 Pittsburgh – James Conner, RB – Pittsburgh – Erie McDowell (Pennsylvania)

#106 Seattle – Amara Darboh, WR – Michigan – Dowling Catholic (Iowa)

#107 Tampa Bay – Kendall Beckwith, LB – LSU – East Feliciana (Louisiana)

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.