High School Football America to spotlight where every player in 2019 NFL Draft went to high school

2019 NFL Draft

For the fifth straight year, High School Football America will celebrate the NFL Draft with a round-by-round look at where the players went to high school. We will also keep tabs on which state sends the most players into the pro ranks.

Last year, Florida led the way with 35 former players being selected. Miami’s Booker T. Washington and Lakewood — had three players each chosen over the seven rounds, while Jacksonville’s Trinity Christian Academy had two players chosen. Texas finished second with 27 players selected.

Related: Georgia leads 2017 NFL Draft with 29 former high school players picked

The highlight of last year’s draft was when, for the first time ever, two brothers were picked in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills selected linebacker Tremaine Edmunds with the No. 16 pick and then the Pittsburgh Steelers chose Terrell Edmunds, a safety, at No. 28. The pair played for their father Ferrell Edmunds, the head coach at Dan River High School in Ringgold, Virginia.

Related: Virginia brother make history with 1st Round Selections

38 different states, plus Washington DC had players chosen in 2018. In addition, Australia (2) and Canada (1) had players picked.

Here’s the state-by-state breakdown:

Florida – 35

California, Texas – 27 each

Virginia – 15

North Carolina – 14

Georgia, Pennsylvania – 12 each

Louisiana – 11

Alabama, Mississippi – 9 each

New Jersey – 8

Maryland – 7

Michigan, Ohio – 6 each

Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee – 5 each

Arizona, Indiana, Nevada, South Carolina – 3 each

Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Utah, Washington – 2 each

Idaho, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Washington DC, Wisconsin, Wyoming – 1 each

Australia – 2

Canada – 1

2018 NFL Draft Round-by-Round

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Related: Texas leads 2016 NFL Draft in former HS players picked

Related: Florida leads 2015 NFL Draft with 39 former players chosen

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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.