27 former California high school football players taken in 2018 NFL Draft

Twenty-seven former California high school football players were taken in the seven rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was a big weekend for three  quarterbacks — Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen — who were taken in the first ten picks and  Narbonne High School, which had two players taken.

California was tied for the second most players taken with Texas. Florida led the way with thirty-four former players draft over the three-day event.

California High School Football Players in 2018 NFL Draft

No. 3 NY Jets – Sam Darnold, San Clemente HS (California)

No. 7 Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen, QB – Firebaugh HS (California)

No. 10 Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen, QB – St. John Bosco HS (California)

No. 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vita Vea, DT – Milpitas HS (California)

No. 15 Oakland Raiders – Kolton Miller, OT – Roseville HS (California)

No. 27 Seattle Seahawks – Rashaad Penny, RB – Norwalk HS (California)

No. 44 San Francisco 49ers – Dante Pettis, WR – JSerra HS (California)

No. 48 Los Angels Chargers – Uchenna Nwosu, LB – Narbonne HS (California)

No. 70 San Francisco 49ers – Fred Warner, LB – Mission Hills HS (California)

No. 71 Denver Broncos – Royce Freeman, RB – Imperial HS (California)

No. 79 Seattle Seahawks – Rashaeem Green, DE – Serra HS (Gardena, California)

No. 94 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Alex Cappa, OT – Dublin HS (California)

No. 121 Buffalo Bills – Taron Johnson, CB – Sheldon HS (California)

No. 142 San Francisco 49ers – D.J. Reed, CB – Independence HS (California)

No. 152 Tennessee Titans – Dane Cruikshank, CB – Ayala HS (California)

No. 155 Los Angeles Chargers – Scott Quessenberry, C – La Costa Canyon HS (California)

No. 162 Baltimore Ravens – Jordan Lasley, WR – Serra HS (Gardena, California)

No. 181 Chicago Bears – Kylie Fitts, DE – Redlands East Valley HS (California)

No. 198 Kansas City Chiefs – Kahlil McKenzie, DT – Clayton Valley HS (California)

No. 206 Philadelphia Eagles – Matt Pryor, T – Lakewood HS (California)

No. 207 Green Bay Packers – Equanimeous St. Brown, WR – Mater Dei HS (California)

No. 216 Oakland Raiders – Azeem Victor, LB – Pomona HS (California)

No. 217 Denver Broncos – Keishawn Bierria, LB – Narbonne HS (California)

No. 222 Houston Texans – Jermaine Kelly, CB – Salesian HS (California)

No. 229 Miami Dolphins – Jason Sanders, K – Villa Park HS (California)

No. 230 Jacksonville Jaguars – Leon Jacobs, LB – Golden Valley HS (California)

No. 237 Detroit Lions – Nick Bawden, FB – Los Gatos HS (California)

2018 NFL Draft Round-by-Round

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