Where 2017 NFL 1st Round Picks went to High School

2017 NFL Draft
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The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft featured former high school football players from sixteen different states.

Leading the way was Ohio and Texas with four former players each, followed by Alabama, California, Georgia and New Jersey with three players each.  Louisiana and Wisconsin had two alums each, with Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia having one former high school football player each.

Texas was especially impressive with all four of its picks coming in the Top 10.  Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett of Arlington Martin High School was taken first overall by the Cleveland Browns.  San Francisco chose DE Solomon Thomas of Coppell HS with the third overall pick. The New York Jets grabbed LSU cornerback Jamal Adams with the sixth pick. Adams played his high school football at Hebron.  With the tenth pick, Kansas City traded-up to take Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes, who played at Whitehouse High School.

Ohio’s picks were North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky of Mentor HS at No. 2 by Chicago, Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore of Glenville HS at No. 11 by New Orleans, Oakland took Ohio State CB Gareon Conley of Massillon Washington at No. 24 and Dallas chose Michigan DE Taco Charlton of Pickerington Central with the 28th pick.

Surprisingly, the first round didn’t feature a player from Florida.  That’s the first time since 2009 that a player from the Sunshine State wasn’t taken in the first round, according to FloridaHSFootball.com.

2017 NFL Draft – 1st Round Picks

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

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

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

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

#4 Jacksonville – Leonard Fournette, RB – LSU – St. Augustine (Louisiana)

#5 Tennessee – Corey Davis, WR – Western Michigan – Wheaton Warrenville South (Illinois)

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

#7 LA Chargers – Mike Williams, WR – Clemson – Lake Marion (South Carolina)

#8 Carolina – Christian McCaffrey, RB – Stanford – Valor Christian (Colorado)

#9 Cincinnati – John Ross, WR – Washington – Long Beach Jordan (California)

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

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

#12 Houston – Deshaun Watson, QB – Clemson – Gainesville (Georgia)

#13 Arizona – Haason Reddick, LB – Temple – Haddon Heights (New Jersey)

#14 Philadelphia – Derek Barnett, DE – Tennessee – Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)

#15 Indianapolis – Malik Hooker, S – Ohio State – New Castle (Pennsylvania)

#16 Baltimore – Marlon Humphrey, CB – Alabama – Hoover (Alabama)

#17 Washington – Jonathan Allen, DE – Alabama – Stone Bridge (Virginia)

#18 Tennessee – Adoree’ Jackson, CB – USC – Serra (Gardena, California)

#19 Tampa Bay – O.J. Howard, TE – Alabama – Autauga Academy (Alabama)

#20 Denver – Garrett Bolles, OT – Utah – Westlake (Utah)

#21 Detroit – Jarrad Davis, LB – Florida – Camden County (Georgia)

#22 Miami – Charles Harris, OLB – Missouri – Lincoln College Prep Academy (Missouri)

#23 NY Giants – Evan Engram, TE – Mississippi – Hillgrove (Georgia)

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

#25 Cleveland – Jabrill Peppers, S – Michigan – Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)

#26 Atlanta – Takkarist McKinley, DE – UCLA – John F. Kennedy (Richmond, California)

#27 Buffalo – Tre’Davious White, CB – LSU – Green Oaks (Louisiana)

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

#29 Cleveland – David Njoku, TE – Miami (FL) – Cedar Grove (New Jersey)

#30 Pittsburgh – T.J. Watt, OLB – Wisconsin – Pewaukee (Wisconsin)

#31 San Francisco – Reuben Foster, LB – Alabama – Auburn HS (Alabama)

#32 New Orleans – Ryan Ramczyk, OT – Wisconsin – Stevens Point (Wisconsin)

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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.