Where Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft played high school football

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For the second straight round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Texas leads the way with seven former high school football players taken. Through two rounds 14 former high schoolers from the Lone Star State have been picked, which puts Texas way ahead of second-place Florida, which has had seven players chosen overall.

When the Houston Texans selected defensive tackle Ross Blacklock, Fort Bend Elkins (Texas) became the first school with two players taken so far in this year’s draft. The Los Angeles Chargers took linebacker Kenneth Murray in the first round at No. 23.

Then, the New England Patriots selected defensive end Josh Uche with the 60th overall pick, giving Columbus High of Miami, Florida two players taken so far this year. On Thursday, the Jacksonville Jaguars took cornerback C.J. Henderson with the ninth overall pick.

Former High School Football Players taken through 2nd Round

Texas – 14

Florida – 7

Georgia – 5

Louisiana – 4

Alabama, California, Mississippi, Virginia – 3

Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee – 2

Arizona, Canada, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington – 1

2020 NFL Draft Round 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No. 41 Indianapolis Colts — Jonathan Taylor, RB – Salem (New Jersey)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.