Texas leads the 2020 NFL Draft with 33 former high school football players selected

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Texas is the top state in the 2020 NFL Draft as far as former high school football players being taken over the seven rounds. California was second, followed by California with 23, Florida with 22 and Georgia with 21.

Texas snapped Florida run of two straight drafts of having the most former high schoolers taken. It’s the first time since 2016, that the Lone Star State finishes on-top.

Related: Where every Overall No. 1 played in high school

State-by-State Former Players Taken in 2020 NFL Draft

Texas – 33

California – 23

Florida – 22

Georgia – 21

Louisiana – 12

Alabama – 11

Pennsylvania – 10

Michigan, Ohio – 9

Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee – 8

North Carolina – 7

New Jersey, South Carolina, Wisconsin – 6

Virginia – 5

Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah – 4

Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Washington – 3

Arkansas, Canada, Connecticut, Massachusetts – 2

Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington DC, Wyoming – 1

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) led the way with four players selected. St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had three players taken.

Thirteen high schools had two players each drafted — Blue Springs (Missouri), Bullis School (Potomac, Maryland), Cass Tech (Detroit, Michigan), Columbus (Miami, Florida), Deerfield Beach (Florida), DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland), DeSoto (Texas), Fort Bend Elkins (Missouri City, Texas), Harrison (Farmington Hills, Michigan), Highland Springs (Virginia), Robert E. Lee (Montgomery, Alabama), Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, California) and Pace Academy (Atlanta, Georgia).

Below you can see every pick, plus if you click on the state, you’ll be able to see news from every state around the nation.

Alabama

No. 12 Las Vegas Raiders — Henry Ruggs III, WR – Robert E. Lee (Montgomery)

No. 30 Miami Dolphins — Noah Igbinoghene, CB – Hewitt-Trussville

No. 47 Atlanta Falcons — Marlon Davidson, DT – Greenville HS

No. 87 New England Patriots — Anfernee Jennings, LB – Dadeville

No. 120 New York Jets — La’Mical Perine, RB – Theodore

No. 121 Detroit Lions — Logan Stenberg, OG – James Clemens

No. 157 Jacksonville Jaguars — Daniel Thomas, S – Robert E. Lee (Montgomery)

No. 173 Chicago Bears — Darnell Mooney, WR – Gadsden

No. 200 Philadelphia Eagles — Quez Watkins WR – Athens

No. 210 Philadelphia Eagles — Prince Tega Wanogho, OT – Edgewood Academy

No. 227 Chicago Bears — Lachavious Simmons, OG – Selma

Alaska

No players selected

Arizona

No. 18 Miami Dolphins — Austin Jackson, OT – North Canyon

No. 230 New England Patriots — Dustin Woodward, C – Chandler

No. 253 Minnesota Vikings — Kyle Hinton, OG – Liberty (Peoria)

Arkansas

No. 95 Denver Broncos — McTelvin Agim, DT – Hope

No. 220 Los Angeles Chargers — K.J. Hill, WR – North Little Rock

California

No. 26 Green Bay Packers (trade with the Miami Dolphins) — Jordan Love, QB – Liberty (Bakersfield)

No. 34 Indianapolis Colts — Michael Pittman, Jr., WR – Oaks Christian

No. 50 Chicago Bears — Jaylon Johnson, CB – Central (Fresno)

No. 68 New York Jets — Ashtyn Davis, S – Santa Cruz

No. 91 New England Patriots — Devin Asiasi, TE – De La Salle

No. 94 Green Bay Packers — Josiah Deguara, TE – Folsom

No. 104 Los Angeles Rams — Terrell Burgess, S – San Marcos

No. 110 New York Giants — Darnay Holmes, CB – Calabasas

No. 112 Los Angeles Chargers — Joshua Kelley, RB – Eastside

No. 119 Atlanta Falcons — Mykal Walker, LB – Vacaville 

No. 132 Minnesota Vikings — Troy Dye, LB – Norco

No. 133 Seattle Seahawks — Colby Parkinson, TE – Oaks Christian

No. 134 Atlanta Falcons — Jaylinn Hawkins, S – Buena Park

No. 156 Washington Redskins — Keith Ismael, C – Sacred Heart Cathedral

No. 160 Cleveland Browns — Nick Harris, C – JSerra

No. 164 Miami Dolphins — Curtis Weaver, DE – St. Anthony (Long Beach)

No. 165 Jacksonville Jaguars — Collin Johnson, WR – Valley Christian

No. 204 New England Patriots — Cassh Maluia, LB – Paramount

No. 207 Buffalo Bills — Isaiah Hodgins, WR – Berean Christian

No. 208 Green Bay Packers — Jake Hanson, C – Eureka

No. 212 Indianapolis Colts — Dezmon Patmon, WR – Patrick Henry

No. 224 Tennessee Titans — Cole McDonald, QB – Sonora 

No. 233 Philadelphia Eagles — Casey Toohill, DE – Cathedral Catholic (San Diego

Colorado

No. 101 New England Patriots — Dalton Keene, TE – Chatfield 

Connecticut

No. 96 Kansas City Chiefs — Lucas Niang, OT – New Canaan

No. 145 Philadelphia Eagles — Jack Driscoll, OG – Hand

Delaware

No player selected

Florida

No. 9 Jacksonville Jaguars — C.J. Henderson, CB – Columbus (Miami)

No. 15 Denver Broncos — Jerry Jeudy, WR – Deerfield Beach

No. 19 Las Vegas Raiders — Damon Arnette, CB – St. Thomas Aquinas

No. 24 New Orleans Saints — Cesar Ruiz, C – IMG Academy

No. 44 Cleveland Browns — Grant Delpit, S – IMG Academy

No. 46 Denver Broncos — K.J. Hamler, WR – IMG Academy

No. 60 New England Patriots — Josh Uche, DE – Columbus (Miami)

No. 86 Buffalo Bills — Zack Moss, RB – Hallandale

No. 93 Tennessee Titans — Darrynton Evans, RB – New Smyrna Beach

No. 111 Miami Dolphins — Solomon Kindley, OG – Raines

No. 128 Buffalo Bills — Gabriel Davis, WR – Seminole

No. 140 Jacksonville Jaguars — Shaquille Quarterman, LB – Oakleaf

No. 154 Miami Dolphins — Jason Strowbridge, DE – Deerfield Beach

No. 176 Minnesota Vikings — K.J. Osborne, WR – IMG Academy

No. 178 Denver Broncos — Justin Strnad, LB – East Lake

No. 205 Minnesota Vikings — Josh Metellus, S – Flanagan

No. 211 Indianapolis Colts — Isaiah Rodgers, CB – Blake

No. 214 Seattle Seahawks — Freddie Swain, WR – North Marion

No. 221 Carolina Panthers — Stantley Thomas-Oliver III, CB – Charlotte

No. 228 Atlanta Falcons — Sterling Hofrichter, P – Armwood

No. 242 Green Bay Packers — Jonathan Garvin, DE – Oxbridge Academy

No. 243 — Tennessee Titans — Chris Jackson, S – Florida A&M University HS

Georgia

No. 4 New York Giants — Andrew Thomas, OT – Pace Academy

No. 7 Carolina Panthers — Derrick Brown, DT – Lanier

No. 16 Atlanta Falcons — A.J. Terrell, CB – Westlake

No. 36 New York Giants — Xavier McKinney, S – Roswell

No. 37 New England Patriots — Kyle Dugger, Whitewater HS

No. 66 Washington Redskins — Antonio Gibson, WR – Eagle’s Landing Christian

No. 79 New York Jets — Jabari Zuniga, DE – Sprayberry 

No. 90 Houston Texans — Jonathan Greenard, LB – Hiram

No. 115 Cleveland Browns — Harrison Bryant, TE – Milledge Academy

No. 117 Minnesota Vikings — D.J. Wonnum, DE – Stephenson

No. 142 Washington Redskins — Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR – Paulding County

No. 144 Seattle Seahawks — DeeJay Dallas, RB – Glynn Academy

No. 163 Chicago Bears — Kindle Vildor, CB – North Clayton

No. 166 Detroit Lions — Quintez Cephus, WR – Stratford Academy

No. 167 Buffalo Bills — Jake Fromm, QB – Houston County

No. 185 Miami Dolphins — Blake Ferguson, LS – Buford

No. 190 San Francisco 49ers — Charlie Woerner TE – Rabun County

No. 247 New York Giants — Chris Williamson, CB – Gainesville

No. 248 Los Angeles Rams — Sam Sloman, K – Pace Academy

No. 250 Los Angeles Rams — Tremayne Anchrum, OG – McEachern

No. 255 New York Giants — Tae Crowder, LB – Harris County

Hawaii

No. 5 Miami Dolphins — Tua Tagovailoa, QB – Saint Louis

No. 179 Dallas Cowboys — Bradlee Anae, DE – Kahuku 

No. 181 Denver Broncos — Netane Muti, OG – Leilehua

Idaho

No player selected

Illinois

No. 43 Chicago Bears — Cole Kmet, TE – St. Viator

No. 54 Buffalo Bills — A.J. Epenesa, – Edwardsville

No. 118 Denver Broncos — Albert Okwuegbunam, TE – Sacred Heart-Griffin

No. 213 Indianapolis Colts — Jordan Glasgow, LB – Marmion Academy

Indiana

No. 64 Carolina Panthers — Jeremy Chinn, S – Fishers

No. 149 Indianapolis Colts — Danny Pinter, OG – Adams (South Bend)

No. 240 New Orleans Saints — Tommy Stevens, QB – Decatur Central

Iowa

No. 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (trade with San Francisco 49ers) — Tristan Wirfs, OT – Mount Vernon

Kansas

No. 8 Arizona Cardinals — Isaiah Simmons, CB – Olathe North

Kentucky

No. 10 Cleveland Browns — Jedrick Wills, OT – Lafayette

Louisiana

No. 22 Minnesota Vikings — Justin Jefferson, WR – Destrehan

No. 28 Baltimore Ravens — Patrick Queen, LB – Livonia

No. 32 Kansas City Chiefs — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB – Catholic (Baton Rouge)

No. 61 Tennessee Titans — Kristian Fulton, CB – Archbishop Rummel

No. 83 Denver Broncos — Lloyd Cushenberry III, C – Dutchtown

No. 89 Minnesota Vikings — Cameron Dantzler – St. Thomas Aquinas

No. 131 Arizona Cardinals — Rashard Lawrence, DT – Neville

No. 135 Pittsburgh Steelers — Kevin Dotson, OG – Plaquemine

No. 138 Kansas City Chiefs — L’Jarius Sneed, S – Minden

No. 139 Las Vegas Raiders — Amik Robertson, CB – Thibodaux

No. 245 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Raymond Calais, RB – Cecilia

No. 251 Seattle Seahawks — Stephen Sullivan, TE – Donaldsonville

Maine

No players selected

Maryland  

No. 2 Washington Redskins — Chase Young, DE – DeMatha

No. 51 Dallas Cowboys — Trevon Diggs, CB – Avalon

No. 124 Pittsburgh Steelers — Anthony McFarland, Jr., RB – DeMatha

No. 168 Philadelphia Eagles — John Hightower, WR – Riverdale Baptist

No. 171 Houston Texans — Isaiah Coulter, WR – Gwynn Park

No. 183 New York Giants — Cam Brown, LB – Paint Branch

No. 195 New England Patriots — Justin Herron, OT – Bullis School 

No. 198 Pittsburgh Steelers — Antoine Brooks, Jr., S – DuVal

Massachusetts  

 No. 62 Green Bay Packers — AJ Dillon, RB – Lawrence Academy

No. 99 New York Giants — Matt Peart, OT – The Governor’s Academy                    

Michigan

No. 77 Denver Broncos — Michael Ojemudia, CB – Harrison

No. 105 New Orleans Saints — Adam Trautman, TE – Elk Rapids

No. 147 Cincinnati Bengals – Khalid Kareem, DE – Harrison

No. 177 Kansas City Chiefs — Mike Danna, DE – De La Salle Collegiate

No. 182 New England Patriots — Michael Onwenu, OG – Cass Tech (Michigan)             

No. 187 Cleveland Brown — Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR – Cass Tech

No. 225 Minnesota Vikings — Kenny Willekes, DE – NorthPointe Christian

No. 226 Chicago Bears — Arlington Hambright, OT – Belleville

No. 249 Minnesota Vikings — Brian Cole II – Heritage (Saginaw)

Minnesota       

 No. 161 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Tyler Johnson, WR – North (Minneapolis)

No. 175 Green Bay Packers — Kamal Martin, LB – Burnsville

No. 218 New York Giants — Carter Coughlin, LB – Eden Prairie

No. 235 Detroit Lions — Jashon Cornell, DE – Cretin Derham Hall

Mississippi  

No. 52 Los Angeles Rams — Cam Akers, RB – Clinton

No. 56 Miami Dolphins — Raekwon Davis, DT – Meridian

No. 63 Kansas City Chiefs — Willie Gay, Jr., LB – Starkville

No. 69 Seattle Seahawks — Damien Lewis, OG – Canton

No. 103 Philadelphia Eagles — Davion Taylor, LB – South Pike          

No. 106 Baltimore Ravens — Tyre Phillips, OT – Scooba

No. 108 – Washington Redskins — Saahdiq Charles, OT – Madison-Ridgeland      

No. 237 Kansas City Chiefs — Thakarius Keyes, CB – Laurel               

Missouri

No. 126 Houston Texans — Charlie Heck, OT – Rockhurst

No. 194 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Kahlil Davis, DT – Blue Springs

No. 232 Pittsburgh Steelers — Carlos Davis, DT – Blue Springs

Montana

No players selected

Nebraska

No players selected

Nevada

No. 25 San Francisco 49ers (trade with the Minnesota Vikings) — Brandon Aiyuk, WR – McQueen

New Hampshire

No players selected

New Jersey

No. 41 Indianapolis Colts — Jonathan Taylor, RB – Salem

No. 78 Atlanta Falcons — Matt Hennessy, C – Don Bosco Prep

No. 169 Minnesota Vikings — Harrison Hand, CB – Cherry Hill West

No. 196 Philadelphia Eagles — Shaun Bradley, LB – Rancocas Valley

No. 199 Los Angeles Rams — Jordan Fuller, S – Old Tappan

No. 241 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Chapelle Russell, LB – Lakewood

New Mexico

No players selected

New York

No. 29 Tennessee Titans — Isaiah Wilson, OT – Poly Prep

No. 159 New England Patriots — Justin Rohrwasser, K – Catholic Central

No. 206 Jacksonville Jaguars — Tyler Davis, TE – Mepham

North Carolina

No. 67 Detroit Lions — Julian Okwara, LB – Ardrey Kell

No. 100 Las Vegas Raiders — Tanner Muse, S – South Point

No. 102 Pittsburgh Steelers — Alex Highsmith, LB – Eugene Ashley

No. 107 – Cincinnati Bengals — Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB – Thomasville

No. 129 New York Jets — Cameron Clark, OT – Ben L. Smith

No. 174 Tennessee Titans — Larrell Murchinson, DT – East Bladen

No. 229 Washington Redskins — James Smith-Williams, DE – Millbrook

North Dakota

No players selected

Ohio

No. 1 Cincinnati Bengals — Joe Burrow, QB – Athens

No. 73 Jacksonville Jaguars — Davon Hamilton, DT – Pickerington Central

No. 80 Las Vegas Raiders — Lynn Bowden, WR – Harding

No. 98 Baltimore Ravens — Malik Harrison, LB – Walnut Ridge

No. 116 Jacksonville Jaguars — Ben Bartch, OT – Blanchet Catholic

No. 137 Jacksonville Jaguars — Josiah Scott, CB – Fairfield

No. 153 San Francisco 49ers — Colton McKivitz, OT – Union Local

No. 209 Green Bay Packers — Simon Stepaniak, OT – Ross

No. 215 Cincinnati Bengals — Markus Bailey, LB – Hilliard Davidson 

Oklahoma

No. 216 Washington Redskins — Kamren Curl, S – Muskogee

Oregon

No. 6 Los Angeles Chargers — Justin Herbert, QB – Sheldon

No. 150 New York Giants — Shane Lemiuex, OG West Valley

No. 189 Jacksonville Jaguars — Jake Luton, QB – Marysville-Pilchuck

No. 203 Minnesota Vikings — Blake Brandel, OT – Central Catholic 

Pennsylvania

No. 35 Detroit Lions — D’Andre Swift, RB – St. Joseph’s Prep

No. 75 Detroit Lions — Jonah Jackson, OG – Penncrest

No. 141 Houston Texans — John Reid, St. Joseph’s Prep

No. 152 Carolina Panthers — Kenny Robinson, S – Imani Christian

No. 158 New York Jets — Bryce Hall, CB – Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg)

No. 162 Washington Redskins — Khaleke Hudson, LB – McKeesport 

No. 192 Green Bay Packers — Jon Runyan, OG – St. Joseph’s Prep

No. 219 Baltimore Ravens — Geno Stone, S – New Castle

No. 231 Dallas Cowboys — Ben DiNucci, QB – Pine-Richland

No. 239 Buffalo Bills — Dane Jackson, CB – Quaker Valley

Rhode Island

No player selected

South Carolina

No. 14 San Francisco 49ers (trade with Tampa Bay Buccaneers) — Javon Kinlaw, DT – Goose Creek

No. 81 Las Vegas Raiders — Bryan Edwards, WR – Conway

No. 109 Las Vegas Raiders — John Simpson, OG – Fort Dorchester

No. 113 Carolina Panthers — Troy Pride, Jr., CB – Greer 

No. 188 Buffalo Bills — Tyler Bass, K – Dutch Fork

No. 238 New York Giants — TJ Brunson, LB – Richland Northeast

South Dakota

No. 254 Denver Broncos — Derrek Tuszka, LB – Warner 

Tennessee

No. 33 Cincinnati Bengals — Tee Higgins, WR – Oak Ridge

No. 57 Los Angeles Rams — Van Jefferson, WR – Ravenwood

No. 76 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB – Pearl-Cohn

No. 97 Cleveland Browns — Jacob Phillips, LB – East Nashville

No. 136 Los Angeles Rams — Brycen Hopkins, TE – Ensworth

No. 217 San Francisco 49ers — Jauan Jennings, WR – Blackman

No. 223 Jacksonville Jaguars — Chris Claybrooks, CB – McGavock

No. 246 Miami Dolphins — Malcolm Perry, WR – Kenwood

Texas

No. 3 Detroit Lions — Jeff Okudah, CB – South Grand Prairie

No. 17 Dallas Cowboys — CeeDee Lamb, WR – Foster

No. 20 Jacksonville Jaguars — K’Lavon Chaisson, LB – North Shore

No. 21 Philadelphia Eagles — Jalen Reagor, WR — Waxahachie

No. 23 Los Angeles Chargers (trade with the New England Patriots) — Kenneth Murray, LB – Fort Bend Elkins

No. 27 Seattle Seahawks — Jordyn Brooks, LB – Stratford

No. 31 Minnesota Vikings — Jeff Gladney, CB – New Boston

No. 39 Miami Dolphins — Robert Hunt, OG – Burkeville

No. 40 Houston Texans — Ross Blacklock, DT – Fort Bend Elkins

No. 42 Jacksonville Jaguars — Laviska Shenault, Jr., WR – DeSoto

No. 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Antoine Winfield, Jr. – The Woodlands

No. 53 Philadelphia Eagles — Jalen Hurts, QB – Channelview

No. 55 Baltimore Ravens — J.K. Dobbins, RB – La Grange

No. 59 New York Jets — Denzel Mims, WR – Daingerfield

No. 70 Miami Dolphins — Brandon Jones, S – Nacogdoches

No. 71 Baltimore Ravens — Justin Madubuike, DT – McKinney North

No. 72 Arizona Cardinals — Josh Jones, OT – George Bush HS

No. 88 Cleveland Browns — Jordan Elliott, DT – Westside (Texas)

No. 92 Baltimore Ravens — Devin Duvernay, WR — Sachse

No. 123 Dallas Cowboys — Reggie Robinson II, CB – Cleburne

No. 130 Minnesota Vikings — James Lynch, DT – Round Rock

No. 148 Seattle Seahawks — Alton Robinson, DE – Judson

No. 155 Chicago Bears — Trevis Gipson, LB – Cedar Hill

No. 170 Baltimore Ravens — Broderick Washington, Jr., DT – Longview

No. 172 Detroit Lions — Jason Huntley, RB – Arlington Martin

No. 180 Cincinnati Bengals — Hakeem Adeniji, OT – Garland

No. 184 Carolina Panthers — Bravvion Roy, DT – Spring HS

No. 191 New York Jets — Braden Mann, P – Cy-Fair HS

No. 201 Baltimore Ravens — James Proche, WR – DeSoto

No. 222 Arizona Cardinals — Eno Benjamin, RB – Wylie East

No. 234 Los Angeles Rams — Clay Johnston, LB – Wylie

No. 236 Green Bay Packers — Vernon Scott, S – Mansfield Summit

No. 252 Denver Broncos — Tyrie Cleveland, WR – Westfield

Utah

No. 85 Indianapolis Colts — Julian Blackmon, S – Layton

No. 114 Arizona Cardinals — Leki Fotu, DT – Herriman

No. 186 Los Angeles Chargers — Alohi Gilman, S – Orem (Utah)

No. 197 Detroit Lions — John Penisini, DT – West Jordan

Vermont

No players selected

Virginia

No. 11 New York Jets — Mekhi Becton, OT – Highland Springs

No. 38 Carolina Panthers — Yetur Gross-Matos, DE – Chancellor

No. 48 Seattle Seahawks — Darrell Taylor, DE – Hopewell

No. 127 Philadelphia Eagles — K’Von Wallace, S – Highland Springs

No. 151 Los Angeles Chargers — Joe Reed, WR – Randolph-Henry HS

Washington

No. 58 Minnesota Vikings — Ezra Cleveland, OT – Bethel

No. 122 Indianapolis Colts – Jacob Eason, QB – Lake Stevens

No. 202 Arizona Cardinals — Evan Weaver, LB – Gonzaga Prep

Washington D.C.

No. 84 Los Angeles Rams — Terrell Lewis, LB – St. John’s College HS

West Virginia

No player selected

Wisconsin

No. 74 New Orleans Saints — Zack Baun, LB – Brown Deer

No. 125 New York Jets — James Morgan, QB – Ashwaubenon

No. 143 Baltimore Ravens — Ben Bredeson, OG – Arrowhead

No. 146 Dallas Cowboys — Tyler Biadasz, C – Amherst

No. 193 Indianapolis Colts — Robert Windsor, DT – Fond du Lac

No. 244 Minnesota Vikings — Nate Stanley, QB – Menomonie

Wyoming

No. 65 Cincinnati Bengals — Logan Wilson, LB – Natrona County

Canada

No. 49 Pittsburgh Steelers — Chase Claypool, WR – Abbotsford (British Columbia, Canada)

No. 82 Dallas Cowboys — Neville Gallimore, DT – Canada Prep

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