Georgia leads 2017 NFL Draft with 29 former players picked

2017 NFL Draft

29 former Georgia high school football players were taken in 2017 NFL Draft that was held in Philadelphia.  The Peach State has the most of any state when it came to former high schoolers being draft.  Florida was second with 27 picks.

Two Georgia schools have two players picked during the three day draft. Gainesville High School had two players picked — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was taken with the 12th pick by the Houston Texas and defensive end Jeremiah Ledbetter of Arkansas was taken with with the 205th pick by Detroit.

Dacula’s Alexander Armah, a West Georgia defensive end, was taken with the 192nd pick by Carolina.  Tennessee took former Falcon Corey Levin, an offensive guard from Chattanooga, with the 217th pick.

2017 NFL Draft – Georgia High School Picks

Draft Position – Team – Player – Position – College – High School

#12 Houston – Deshaun Watson, QB – Clemson – Gainesville (Georgia)

#21 Detroit – Jarrad Davis, LB – Florida – Camden County (Georgia)

#23 NY Giants – Evan Engram, TE – Mississippi – Hillgrove (Georgia)

#44 LA Rams – Gerald Everett, TE – South Alabama – Columbia (Georgia)

#54 Miami – Raekwon McMillan, LB – Ohio State – Liberty County (Georgia)

#55 NY Giants – Dalvin Tomlinson, DT – Alabama – Henry County (Georgia)

#67 New Orleans – Alvin Kamara, RB – Tennessee – Norcross (Georgia)

#85 New England – Antonio Garcia, OT – Troy – Drew (Georgia)

#93 Green Bay – Montravius Adams, DT – Auburn – Dooly County (Georgia)

#94 Pittsburgh – Cam Sutton, CB – Tennessee – Jonesboro (Georgia)

#101 Denver – Brendan Langley, CB – Lamar – Kell (Georgia)

#116 Cincinnati – Carl Lawson, DE – Auburn – Milton (Georgia)

#135 Pittsburgh – Joshua Dobbs, QB – Tennessee – Alpharetta (Georgia)

#140 NY Giants – Wayne Gallman, RB – Clemson – Grayson (Georgia)

#144 Indianapolis – Grover Stewart, DT – Albany State – Mitchell County (Georgia)

#175 Green Bay – Deangelo Yancey, WR – Purdue – May (Georgia)

#183 Kansas City – Ukeme Eligwe, LB – Georgia Southern – Stone Mountain (Georgia)

#192 Carolina – Alexander Armah, DE – West Georgia – Dacula (Georgia)

#205 Detroit – Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE – Arkansas – Gainesville (Georgia)

#209 Washington – Robert Davis, WR – Georgia State – Warner Robins Northside (Georgia)

#212 Green Bay – Kofi Amichia, OL – South Florida – McEachern (Georgia)

#217 Tennessee – Corey Levin, OG – Chattanooga – Dacula (Georgia)

#222 Jacksonville – Jalen Myrick, CB – Minnesota – Savannah Christian (Georgia)

#225 LA Chargers – Isaac Rochell, DE – Notre Dame – Eagle’s Landing Christian (Georgia)

#230 Washington – Josh Harvey-Clemons, S – Louisville – Lowndes (Georgia)

#233 Carolina – Harrison Butker, PK – Georgia Tech – Westminster (Georgia)

#235 Washington – Josh Holsey, CB – Auburn – Creekside (Georgia)

#240 Jacksonville – Marquez Williams, FB – Miami (FL) – Clarke Central (Georgia)

#249 Seattle – Chris Carson, RB – Oklahoma State – Parkview (Georgia)

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