24 former Texas players taken in NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft

24 former Texas high school football players were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft that was held in Philadelphia.  That was the fourth most players taken with Georgia leading the way with 29, followed by Florida with 27.

The Lone Star State had four of the top ten picks, including Myles Garrett of Arlington Martin High School, who was taken No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns.

Hebron had a big weekend with two former players being picked.  The New York Jets took safety Jamal Adams with the sixth pick.  New England took defensive end Deatrich Wise, Jr. with the 131st pick.

2017 NFL Draft – Texas High School Picks

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

#1 Cleveland – Myles Garrett, DE – Texas A&M – Arlington Martin (Texas)

#3 San Francisco – Solomon Thomas, DE – Stanford – Coppell (Texas)

#6 NY Jets – Jamal Adams, S – LSU – Hebron (Texas)

#10 Kansas City – Patrick Mahomes, QB – Texas Tech – Whitehouse (Texas)

#37 Buffalo – Zay Jones, WR – East Carolina – Stephen F. Austin (Texas)

#47 Baltimore – Tyus Bowser, LB – Houston – Tyler (Texas)

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

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

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

#110 Jacksonville – Dede Westbrook, WR – Oklahoma – Cameron Yoe (Texas)

#114 Washington – Samaje Perine, RB – Oklahoma – Hendrickson (Texas)

#117 LA Rams – Josh Reynolds, WR – Texas A&M – John Jay (Texas)

#126 Cleveland – Howard Wilson, CB – Houston – DeSoto (Texas)

#131 New England – Deatrich Wise, Jr., DE – Arkansas – Hebron (Texas)

#173 Pittsburgh – Brian Allen, CB – Utah – La  Marque (Texas)

#182 Green Bay – Aaron Jones, RB – UTEP – Burges (Texas)

#190 LA Chargers – Sam Tevi, OT – Utah – Euless Trinity (Texas)

#194 Miami – Vincent Taylor, DT – Oklahoma State – San Antonio James Madison (Texas)

#224 Cleveland – Zane Gonzalez, PK – Arizona State – Deer Park (Texas)

#226 Seattle – David Moore, WR – East Central – Gainesville (Texas)

#227 Tennessee – Josh Carraway, LB – TCU – Marcus (Texas)

#229 San Francisco – Adrian Colbert, S – Miami (FL) – Mineral Springs (Texas)

#238 Green Bay – Devante Mays, RB – Utah State – Livingston (Texas)

#243 Houston – Kyle Fuller, C – Baylor – Wylie (Texas)

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