Friday Flashback: Three Piscataway (NJ) high school football players taken in NFL Draft 1st Round

Piscataway football

How good was the 2004 Piscataway football team?  Good enough to go undefeated, win a state sectional championship and send THREE of its former players into the NFL as first round draft picks.  It’s the first time that this has ever happened.

On Thursday night in New York City, Anthony Davis (Rutgers) and Kyle Wilson (Boise St.) joined former Chiefs’ teammate Malcolm Jenkins of the New Orleans Saints as first round NFL picks.

Davis, a offensive tackle for the Scarlet Knights, was taken by the San Francisco 49ers at #11, while Wilson, who traveled to Idaho for his college career, returns to the Garden State after being picked by the New York Jets at #29.

Last year, Jenkins, who played his college ball at Ohio State, was taken by the Saints at #14.

Related: Wisconsin’s Bradford HS has two players chosen in 1st Round of 2015 NFL Draft

The above story was written on after the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.  This is the only time that three players from the same school were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.



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