It’s the Christmas Eve of football as we approach the 2015 NFL Draft. NFL dreams begin with the first round of the NFL Draft in Chicago tomorrow night.
Back in February NFL.com did a story looking at the last five years of the first round to look at how many of the players picked during Round #1 were rated highly coming-out of high school by Rivals.com.
According to the story, there were 160 first-rounders chosen over the last five years with 26 of them — or 16 percent — rated as five-star prospects by Rivals.com as high school seniors.
Two overall NFL #1 picks…Jadeveon Clowney and Cam Newton were five-star players coming out of high school.
66 of the first round picks over the last five years were four-star recruits; there were 49 three star athletes; seven two-star prospects; and two unranked student-athletes.
To take thing one step future, according to MaxPreps, St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida has had the most NFL draft picks over the past 20 years with 19, followed by Long Beach Poly in California with 16 and Miami Northwestern in Florida with 15.