Where 2016 NFL Draft 1st Round picks went to high school

2016 NFL Draft

Florida high school football reigned supreme during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  Seven Floridians were taken within the first 26 picks.  Texas had the second most first rounders with four, followed by Georgia and Ohio with three each.

In all, seventeen different states were represented in the first round.

#1 Los Angeles Rams – QB, Jared Goff, Marin Catholic HS (California)

#2 Philadelphia Eagles – QB, Carson Wentz, Century HS (North Dakota)

#3 San Diego Chargers – DE, Joey Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

#4 Dallas Cowboys – RB, Ezekiel Elliott, John Burroughs (Missouri)

#5 Jacksonville Jaguars – CB, Jalen Ramsey, Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)

#6 Baltimore Ravens – OT, Ronnie Staley, Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

#7 San Francisco 49ers – DT, DeForest Buckner, Punahou (Hawaii)

#8 Tennessee Titans – OT, Jack Conklin, Plainwell (Michigan)

#9 Chicago Bears – LB, Leonard Floyd, Dodge County (Georgia)

#10 New York Giants – CB, Eli Apple, Eastern Regional (New Jersey)

#11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB, Vernon Hargreaves III, Wharton (Florida)

#12 New Orleans Saints – DT,  Sheldon Rankins, Eastside (Georgia)

#13 Miami Dolphins – OT, Laremy Tunsil, Columbia (Florida)

#14 Oakland Raiders – S, Karl Joseph, Edgewater (Florida)

#15 Cleveland Browns – WR, Corey Coleman, Pearce (Texas)

#16 Detroit Lions – OT, Taylor Decker, Butler (Ohio)

#17 Atlanta Falcons – S, Keanu Neal, South Sumter (Florida)

#18 Indianapolis Colts – C, Ryan Kelly, Lakota West (Ohio)

#19 Buffalo Bills – DE, Shaq Lawson, Daniel (South Carolina)

#20 New York Jets – LB, Darron Lee, New Albany (Ohio)

#21 Houston Texans – WR, Will Fuller, Roman Catholic (Pennsylvania)

#22 Washington Redskins – WR, Josh Doctson, Legacy (Texas)

#23 Minnesota Vikings – WR, Laquon Treadwell, Crete-Monee (Illinois)

#24 Cincinnati Bengals – DB, William Jackson III, Wheatley (Texas)

#25 Pittsburgh Steelers – DB, Artie Burns, Northwestern (Florida)

#26 Denver Broncos – QB, Paxton Lynch, Trinity Christian Academy (Florida)

#27 Green Bay Packers – NT, Kenny Clark, Carter (California)

#28 San Francisco 49ers – OG, Joshua Garnett, Puyallup (Washington)

#29 Arizona Cardinals – DT, Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson (Georgia)

#30 Carolina Panthers – DT, Vernon Butler, North Pike (Mississippi)

#31 Seattle Seahawks – Germain Ifedil, Houston Westside (Texas)

Related: Where 2015 1st Rounders went to high school

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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.