Florida leads the 2019 NFL Draft with 34 former high school players selected

2019 NFL Draft
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For the second straight year, Florida led the NFL Draft in former high school football players being picked. The Sunshine State had 34 players chosen during the three-day draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

Falling in behind Florida for the second straight year is Texas with 27 players drafted. California was third with 22 picks, followed by Ohio with 14 and Georgia with 13.

2019 NFL Draft Picks by State

Florida – 34

Texas – 27

California – 22

Ohio – 14

Georgia – 13

Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina – 10

Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia – 9

Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee – 6

Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Washington– 5

Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota – 4

Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan – 3

Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New York – 2

Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin – 1


Australia – 1

In all 38 states, plus Washington D.C. are represented in this year’s draft. Australia had one player picked.

Check-out every round by clicking on the links below:

Round 1

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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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