38 States, plus Washington DC and three other countries represented in 2016 NFL Draft

2016 NFL Draft

For all of you that think that high school school football is concentrated to an elite few…fuhgeddaboutit!

The 2016 NFL Draft proved that the .08 percent of players that ascend from the high school ranks to pro ranks come from every corner of this great country.  Yes, former Texas high school football players led the way with 32 being selected in Chicago last weekend, and Florida was right behind with 30, but at the end of the tally, 38 states, plus the the District of Columbia, along with Australia, Germany and Nigeria were represented in the 2016 NFL Draft.

In all, 243 high schools were represented in the draft.  Glenville (Ohio), Good Counsel (Maryland), Mansfield Legacy (Texas), St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida), Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) and Wheatley (Texas) had two players each selected in the seven rounds.

Here is the state-by-state picks:

Alabama (7)

#41 Buffalo Bills, LB, Reggie Ragland, Bob Jones

#57 Indianapolis Colts – S, T.J. Green, Sylacauga

#62 Carolina Panthers – CB, James Bradberry, Pleasant Grove

#127 Chicago Bears – CB, Deiondre’ Hall, Talladega

#150 Chicago Bears – RB, Jordan Howard, Gardendale

#199 Cincinnati Bengals – WR, Cody Core, Auburn

#253 Tennessee Titans – CB, Kalan Reed, Briarwood Christian

Arizona (6)

#88 Green Bay Packers – LB, Kyler Fackrell, Mesa

#130 Baltimore Ravens – T, Alex Lewis, Moutain Pointe

#131 Green Bay Packers – LB, Blake Martinez, Canyon del Oro

#149 New York Giants – RB, Paul Perkins, Chandler

#161 Cincinnati Bengals – G, Christian Westerman, Hamilton

#195 Atlanta Falcons – G, Wes Schweitzer, Chaparral

Arkansas (4)

#35 San Diego Chargers – TE, Hunter Henry, Pulaski Academy

#134 Baltimore Ravens – RB, Kenneth Dixon, Strong

#201 Jacksonville Jaguars – QB, Brandon Allen, Fayetteville

#247 Seattle Seahawks – RB, Zac Brooks, Jonesboro

California (26)

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

#27 Green Bay Packers – NT, Kenny Clark, Carter

#47 New Orleans Saints – WR, Michael Thomas, Taft

#53 Washington Redskins – LB, Su’a Cravens, Vista Murrieta

#66 San Diego Chargers – C, Max Tuerk, Santa Margarita

#71 New York Giants – S, Darian Thompson, Paraclete

#81 Atlanta Falcons – TE, Austin Hooper, De La Salle

#93 Cleveland Brown – QB, Kody Kessler, Bakersfield Centennial

#119 Houston Texans – RB, Tyler Ervin, Colton

#136 Denver Broncos – RB, Devontae Booker, Grant Union

#154 Cleveland Browns – WR, Jordan Payton, Oaks Christian

#163 Green Bay Packers – WR, Trevor Davis, Alhambra

#183 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LB, Devante Bond, Foothill

#187 Washington Redskins – QB, Nate Sudfeld, Modesto Christian

#193 Tennessee Titans – G, Sebastian Tretola, Cajon

#200 Green Bay Packers – T, Kyle Murphy, San Clemente

#218 Buffalo Bills – CB, Kevon Seymour, Muir

#220 Pittsburgh Steelers – LB, Travis Feeney, Pinole Valley

#222 Tennessee Titans – LB, Aaron Wallace, Rancho Bernardo

#225 New England Patriots – WR, Devin Lucien, Crespi

#231 Miami Dolphins – TE, Thomas Duarte, Mater Dei

#236 Detroit Lions – RB, Dwayne Washington, Gahr

#243 Seattle Seahawks – WR, Kenny Lawler, Upland

#250 Cleveland Browns – LB, Scooby Wright, Cardinal Newman

#251 Philadelphia Eagles – LB, Joe Walker, Palos Verdes

#252 Carolina Panthers – TE, Beau Sandland, Simi Valley

Connecticut (2)

#138 Cleveland Browns – TE, Seth Devalve, Manchester

#246 Pittsburgh Steelers – LB, Tyler Matakevich, St. Joseph’s

Delaware (1)

#153 Philadelphia Eagles – RB, Wendell Smallwood, Eastern Christian Academy

Florida (30)

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

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

#13 Miami Dolphins – OT, Laremy Tunsil, Columbia

#14 Oakland Raiders – S, Karl Joseph, Edgewater

#17 Atlanta Falcons – S, Keanu Neal, South Sumter

#25 Pittsburgh Steelers – DB, Artie Burns, Northwestern

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

#45 Tennessee Titans – RB, Derrick Henry, Yulee

#54 Minnesota Vikings – CB, Mackensie Alexander, Immokalee

#59 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – K, Roberto Aguayo, South Lake HS

#91 New England Patriots – QB, Jacoby Brissett, Dwyer

#98 Denver Broncos – S, Justin Simmons, Martin County

#107 Baltimore Ravens – WR, Chris Moore, Thomas Jefferson

#110 Los Angeles Rams – TE, Tyler Higbee, East Lake

#114 Cleveland Browns – WR, Ricardo Louis, Miami Beach Sr.

#115 Atlanta Falcons – LB, De’Vondre Campbell, Cypress Lake

#124 Chicago Bears – S, Deon Bush, Columbus

#133 San Francisco 49ers – CB, Rashard Robinson, Blanche Ely

#145 San Francisco 49ers – T, John Theus, The Bolles School

#159 Houston Texans – S, KJ Dillon, Apopka

#171 Seattle Seahawks – RB, Alex Collins, South Plantation

#175 San Diego Chargers – LB, Jatavis Brown, Glades Central

#189 Dallas Cowboys – CB, Anthony Brown, Hillsborough

#191 Detroit Lions – QB, Jake Rudock, St. Thomas Aquinas

#203 Kansas City Chiefs – LB, Dadi Nicolas, Atlantic

#207 San Francisco 49ers – QB, Jeff Driskel, Hagerty

#211 San Francisco 49ers – RB, Kelvin Taylor, Glades Day

#223 Miami Dolphins – QB, Brandon Doughty, North Broward

#230 Chicago Bears: Daniel Braverman, WR, University

#244 Minnesota Vikings – S, Jayron Kearse, South Fort Myers

Georgia (15)

#9 Chicago Bears – LB, Leonard Floyd, Dodge County

#12 New Orleans Saints – DT,  Sheldon Rankins, Eastside

#29 Arizona Cardinals – DT, Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson

#61 New Orleans Saints – S, Vonn Bell, Ridgeland

#64 Tennessee Titans – S, Kevin Byard, ML King

#73 Miami Dolphins – RB, Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove

#83 New York Jets – LB, Jordan Jenkins, Harris County

#112 New England Patriots – WR, Malcolm Mitchell, Valdosta

#126 Kansas City Chiefs – WR, Demarcus Robinson, Peach County

#142 San Francisco 49ers – DE, Ronald Blair, Greene County

#165 Kansas City Chiefs – WR, Tyreek Hill, Coffee

#169 Detroit Lions – LB, Antwione Williams, Lovejoy

#178 Kansas City Chiefs – CB, D.J. White, Union Grove

#227 Minnesota Vikings – LB, Stephen Weatherly, Shiloh

#234 Oakland Raiders – G, Vadal Alexander, Buford

Hawaii (3)

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

#42 Baltimore Ravens – DE, Kamalei Correa, St. Louis

#208 New England Patriots – LB, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Kamehameha

Illinois (10)

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

#95 Detroit Lions – C, Graham Glasgow, Marmion Academy

#96 New England Patriots – DT, Vincent Valentine,  Edwardsville

#125 Indianapolis Colts – LB, Antonio Morrison, Bolingbrook

#137 Green Bay Packers – DE, Dean Lowry, Boylan Catholic

#174 San Francisco 49ers – T, Fahn Cooper, Crystal Lake South

#197 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FB, Dan Vitale, Wheaton-Warrenville South

#206 Los Angeles Rams – WR, Mike Thomas, DuSable

#216. Dallas Cowboys – RB, Darius Jackson, Sparta

#245 Cincinnati Bengals – S, Clayton Fejedelem, Lemont

Indiana (6)

#34 Dallas Cowboys – LB, Jaylon Smith, Bishop Luers

#48 Green Bay Packers – OT, Jason Springs, Concord

#50 Houston Texans – C, Nick Martin, Bishop Chatard

#103 Jacksonville Jaguars – DT, Sheldon Day, Warren Central

#170 Arizona Cardinals – T, Cole Toner, Roncalli

#221 New England Patriots – G, Ted Karras, Indianapolis Cathedral

Iowa (1)

#248 Indianapolis Colts – C, Austin Blythe, Williamsburg

Kansas (1)

#56 Chicago Bears – G, Cody Whitehair, Abilene

Kentucky (1)

#190 Los Angeles Rams – LB, Josh Forrest, Tilghman

Louisiana (5)

#52 Atlanta Falcons – LB, Deion Jones, Jesuit

#123 Pittsburgh Steelers – T, Jerald Hawkins, West St. Mary

#135 Dallas Cowboys – QB, Dak Prescott, Haughton

#205 Arizona Cardinals – CB, Harlan Miller, Kentwood

#217 Dallas Cowboys – TE, Rico Gathers, Riverside Academy

Maine (1)

#239 Indianapolis Colts: LB, Trevor Bates, Westbrook

Maryland (6)

#60 New England Patriots – CB, Cyrus Jones, Gilman

#84 Washington Redskins – CB, Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel

#101 Dallas Cowboys – DE, Charles Tapper, City College

#104 Baltimore Ravens – CB, Tavon Young, Potomac

#108 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB, Ryan Smith, Wise

#196 Philadelphia Eagles – CB, Blake Countess, Good Counsel

Michigan (7)

#8 Tennessee Titans – OT, Jack Conklin, Plainwell

#105 Kansas City Chiefs – G, Parker Ehinger, Rockford

#121 Minnesota Vikings – T, Willie Beavers, Southfield Lathrup

#146 Baltimore Ravens – DE, Matt Judon, West Bloomfield

#202 Detroit Lions – DT, Anthony Zettel, Ogemaw Heights

212 Dallas Cowboys – S, Kavon Frazier, Grand Rapids Christian

#213 San Francisco 49ers – WR, Aaron Burbridge, Harrison

Minnesota (1)

#155 Indianapolis Colts – T, Joe Haeg, Brainerd

Mississippi (3)

#30 Carolina Panthers – DT, Vernon Butler, North Pike

#37 Kansas City Chiefs – DT, Chris Jones, Houston

#76 Cleveland Browns – T, Shon Coleman, Olive Branch

Missouri (3)

#4 Dallas Cowboys – RB, Ezekiel Elliott, John Burroughs

#67 Dallas Cowboys – DT, Maliek Collins, Center

#128 Arizona Cardinals – C, Evan Boehm, Lee’s Summit West

Nebraska (1)

#176 Denver Broncos – FB, Andy Janovich, Gretna

Nevada (3)

#6 Baltimore Ravens – OT, Ronnie Staley, Bishop Gorman

#111 Detroit Lions – S, Miles Killebrew, Foothill

#157 Tennessee Titans – CB, LeShaun Sims, Andre Agassi Prep

New Jersey (7)

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

#43 Tennessee Titans – DT, Austin Johnson, St. Augustine

#75 Oakland Raiders – DE, Shilique Calhoun, Middletown

#86 Miami Dolphins – WR, Leonte Carroo, Don Bosco Prep

#140 Tennessee Titans – WR, Tajae Sharpe, Piscataway

#152 Washington Redskins – DT, Matt Ioannidis, Hunterdon Central

#238 Atlanta Falcons: WR, Devin Fuller, North Valley Regional

New York (2)

#204 Miami Dolphins – S, Jordan Lucas, New Rochelle

#228 Denver Broncos – P, Riley Dixon, Christian Brothers Academy

North Carolina (8)

#49 Seattle Seahawks – DT, Jarran Reed, Goldsboro

#72 Chicago Bears – DL, Jonathan Bullard, Crest

#89 Pittsburgh Steelers – DL, Javon Hargrave, North Rowan

#117 Los Angeles Rams – WR, Pharoh Cooper, Havelock

#118 New York Jets – CB, Juston Burris, Broughton

#166 Houston Texans – DT, D.J. Reader, Grimsley

#240 Philadelphia Eagles – DE, Alex McCalister, West Forsyth

#242 Washington Redskins – RB, Keith Marshall, Millbrook

North Dakota (2)

#2 Philadelphia Eagles – QB, Carson Wentz, Century

#144 Denver Broncos – G, Connor McGovern, Shanley

Ohio (14)

#16 Detroit Lions – OT, Taylor Decker, Butler

#18 Indianapolis Colts – C, Ryan Kelly, Lakota West

#20 New York Jets – LB, Darron Lee, New Albany

#78 New England Patriots – OL, Joe Thuney, Alter

#80 Buffalo Bills – DT, Adolphus Washington, Taft

#85 Houston Texans – WR, Braxton Miller, Huber Heights Wayne

#94 Seattle Seahawks – TE, Nick Vannett, Westerville Central

#100 Oakland Raiders – QB, Connor Cook, Walsh Jesuit

#102 San Diego Chargers – LB, Josh Perry, Olentangy

#132 Baltimore Ravens – DT, Willie Henry, Glenville

#139 Buffalo Bills – QB, Cardale Jones, QB, Glenville

#179 San Diego Chargers – P, Drew Kaser, Walsh Jesuit

#224 San Diego Chargers – G, Donavon Clark, Finneytown

#232 Washington Redskins – LB, Steven Daniels, Worcester Academy

Oklahoma (2)

#40 New York Giants – WR, Sterling Shepard, Heritage Hall

#160. Minnesota Vikings – LB, Kentrell Brothers, Guthrie

Oregon (2)

#79 Philadelphia Eagles – OL, Isaac Seumalo, Corvallis

#181 Jacksonville Jaguars – LB, Tyrone Holmes, Eagle Point

Pennsylvania (9)

#21 Houston Texans – WR, Will Fuller, Roman Catholic

#39 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE, Noah Spence, Bishop McDevitt

#44 Oakland Raiders – DE, Jihad Ward, Bok Tech

#55 Cincinnati Bengals – WR, Tyler Boyd, Clairton

#65 Cleveland Browns – DE, Carl Nassib, Malvern Prep

#77 Carolina Panthers – CB, Daryl Worley, William Penn Charter

#113 Chicago Bears – LB, Nick Kwiatkoski, Bethel Park

#147 Seattle Seahawks – DT, Quinton Jefferson, Woodland Hills

#219 Denver Broncos – S, Will Parks, Germantown

South Carolina (7)

#19 Buffalo Bills – DE, Shaq Lawson, Daniel

#33 Tennessee Titans – DE, Kevin Dodd, Riverside

#109 New York Giants – LB, B.J. Goodson, Lamar

#241 New York Jets – WR, Charone Peake, Dorman

#158 New York Jets – T, Brandon Shell, Goose Creek

#177 Los Angeles Rams – TE, Temarrick Hemingway, North Myrtle Beach

#184 New York Giants – TE, Jerrell Adams, Scott’s Branch

Tennessee (5)

#5 Jacksonville Jaguars – CB, Jalen Ramsey, Brentwood Academy

#68 San Francisco 49ers – CB, Will Redmond, East

#182 Baltimore Ravens – QB/RB/WR, Keenan Reynolds, Goodpasture Christian

#226 Jacksonville Jaguars – DE, Jonathan Woodard, Ravenwood

#249 San Francisco 49ers – CB, Prince Charles Iworah, Father Ryan

Texas (32)

#15 Cleveland Browns – WR, Corey Coleman, Pearce

#22 Washington Redskins – WR, Josh Doctson, Legacy

#24 Cincinnati Bengals – DB, William Jackson III, Wheatley

#31 Seattle Seahawks – Germain Ifedil, Houston Westside

#32 Cleveland Browns – DE, Emmanuel Ogbah, Fort Bend Bush

#38 Miami Dolphins – CB, Xavien Howard, Wheatley

#46 Detroit Lions – DT, A’Shawn Robinson, Arlington Heights

#82 Indianapolis Colts – T, Le’Raven Clark, Rockdale

#92 Arizona Cardinals – CB, Brandon Williams, Royal

#97 Seattle Seahawks – OL, Rees Odhiambo, Mansfield Legacy

#116 Indianapolis Colts – DT, Hassan Ridgeway, Mansfield

#122 Cincinnati Bengals – DT, Andrew Billings, Waco

#129 Cleveland Browns – S, Derrick Kindred, San Antonio Wagner

#141 Carolina Panthers – CB, Zack Sanchez, Fort Worth Central

#143. Oakland Raiders – RB, DeAndre Washington, Fort Bend Marshall

#148 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Caleb Benenoch, Seven Lakes

#156 Buffalo Bills – RB, Jonathan Williams, Allen

#164 Philadelphia Eagles – T, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Haltom

#167 Arizona Cardinals – S, Marqui Christian, Spring

#168 Cleveland Browns – T, Spencer Drango, Cedar Park

#172 Cleveland Browns – WR, Rashard Higgins, Mesquite

#173 Cleveland Browns – DB, Trey Caldwell, Berkner

#186 Miami Dolphins – WR, Jakeem Grant, Mesquite Horn

#188 Minnesota Vikings – TE, David Morgan, Marble Falls

#192 Buffalo Bills – WR, Kolby Listenbee, Arlington Bowie

#194 Oakland Raiders – LB, Cory James, Del Rio

#210 Detroit Lions – LS, Jimmy Landes, Tyler Lee

#214 New England Patriots – LB, Elandon Roberts, Port Arthur Memorial

#215 Seattle Seahawks – C, Joey Hunt, El Campo

#229 Pittsburgh Steelers – WR, Demarcus Ayers, Lancaster

#233 Philadelphia Eagles – S, Jalen Mills, DeSoto

#237 New Orleans Saints – RB, Daniel Lasco, The Woodlands

Utah (2)

#70 Baltimore Ravens – DE, Bronson Kaufusi, Timpview

#87 Cincinnati Bengals – LB, Nick Vigil, Fremont

Virginia (4)

#51 New York Jets – QB, Christian Hackenberg, Fork Union Military Academy

#90 Seattle Seahawks – RB, C.J. Prosise, Woodberry Forest

#185 Chicago Bears – S, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Massaponax

#209 Baltimore Ravens – CB, Maurice Canady, Varina

Washington (4)

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

#36 Jacksonville Jaguars – LB, Myles Jack, Bellevue

#74 Kansas City Chiefs – RB, KeiVarae Russell, Mariner

#151 Detroit Lions – OL, Joe Dahl, OL, University

Washington DC (3)

#58 Pittsburgh Steelers – S, Sean Davis, Maret School

#69 Jacksonville Jaguars – DE, Yannick Ngakoue, Friendship Collegiate

#162 Kansas City Chiefs – QB, Kevin Hogan, Gonzaga

Wisconsin (3)

#99 Cleveland Browns – LB, Joe Schobert, Waukeska West

#106 Kansas City Chiefs – CB, Eric Murray, Riverside University

#198 San Diego Chargers – FB, Derek Watt, Pewaukee

Australia (2)

#63 Denver Broncos – DT, Adam Gotsis, Kew

#235 New York Jets – P, Lachlan Edwards

Germany (1)

#180 Minnesota Vikings – WR, Moritz Boehringer, Germany

Nigeria (1)

#120 New Orleans Saints – DT, David Onyemata

 

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.

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