Where Round 2 of the NFL Draft went to high school

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Alabama led the way with four former high school football players taken in Round 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. California, Maryland, Mississippi and Ohio each had three former high school football players chosen on Friday.  Florida, which led the way in Round 1 with seven players selected, only had one player taken in the second.

Florida still has had the most players drafted through two rounds with eight players overall selected by NFL teams.  California is two behind Florida with six players drafted.  Alabama, Georgia and Texas have had five players selected through two rounds.

So far 22 states have had former high school football players chosen, plus Washington DC has also had one player draft.

States with high school football players drafted through two rounds:

Florida – 8
California – 6
Alabama, Georgia, Texas – 5
Maryland – 4
Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio – 3
Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin – 2
Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, Washington DC – 1

Bradford High School in Wisconsin is still the only high school in America to have two players chosen so far.

2nd Round of the 2015 NFL Draft

33. New York Giants – S, Landon Collins, Dutchtown HS (Alabama)

34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OT, Donovan Smith, Owings Mill HS (Maryland)

35. Oakland Raiders – DE, Mario Edwards Jr., Denton Ryan HS (Texas)

36. Jacksonville Jaguars – RB, T.J. Yeldon, Daphne HS (Alabama)

37. New York Jets – WR, Devin Smith, Massillon Washington HS (Ohio)

38. Washington Redskins – DE, Preston Smith, Stephenson HS (Georgia)

39. Chicago Bears – DT, Eddie Goldman, Friendship Collegiate HS (Washington DC)

40. Tennessee Titans – WR, Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest HS (Missouri)

41. Carolina Panthers – WR, Devin Funchess, Harrison HS (Michigan)

42. Atlanta Falcons – CB, Jalen Collins, Olive Branch HS (Mississippi)

43. Houston Texans – ILB, Benardrick McKinney, Rosa Fort HS (Mississippi)

44. New Orleans Saints – DE, Hau’oli Kikaha, Kahuku HS (Hawaii)

45. Minnesota Vikings – ILB, Eric Kendricks, Hoover HS (Fresno, California)

46. San Francisco 49ers – S, Jaquiski Tartt, Davidson HS (Alabama)

47. Philadelphia Eagles – DB, Eric Rowe, Klein HS (Texas)

48. San Diego Chargers – ILB, Denzel Perryman, Coral Gables HS (Florida)

49. Kansas City Chiefs – OL, Mitch Morse, St. Michael’s Academy (Texas)

50. Buffalo Bills – CB, Ronald Darby, Potomac HS (Maryland)

51. Cleveland Browns – OLB, Nate Orchard, Highland HS (Utah)

52. Miami Dolphins – DT, Jordan Phillips, Circle HS (Kansas)

53. Cincinnati Bengals – OT, Jake Fisher, Traverse City West HS (Michigan)

54. Detroit Lions – RB, Ameer Abdullah, Homewood HS (Alabama)

55. Baltimore Ravens – TE, Maxx Williams – Waconia HS (Minnesota)

56. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB, Senquez Golson, Pascagoula HS (Mississippi)

57. St. Louis Rams – OT, Rob Havenstein, Linganore HS (Maryland)

58. Arizona Cardinals – DE, Markus Golden, Affton HS (Missouri)

59. Denver Broncos – OT, Ty Sambrailo, St. Francis HS (Watsonville, California)

60. Dallas Cowboys – DE, Randy Gregory, Hamilton Southeastern HS (Indiana)

61. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OL, Ali Marpet, Hastings HS (New York)

62. Green Bay Packers – CB, Quinten Rollins, Wilmington HS (Ohio)

63. Seattle Seahawks – DE, Frank Clark, Glenville HS (Ohio)

64. New England Patriots – S, Jordan Richards, Folsom HS (California)

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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.