Where Round 5 of the 2015 NFL Draft went to high school

Georgia closed the gap on Florida in the race to see which state ends up with the most former high school football players taken in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago.  Georgia and Texas both have five players selected in Round 5 of the draft.  Florida, which now has 24 players selected, had two players taken in the fifth round.  Georgia has had the second most former high school football players drafted with 19.

HS Football Players taken by State in the NFL Draft through five rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft

Florida – 24
Georgia – 19
Texas – 16
California – 15
Alabama – 12
Ohio – 8
Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania – 7
Kansas, Michigan – 5
Mississippi, Washington – 4
Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee – 3
Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin – 2
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington DC – 1
2015 NFL Draft Round 5

137. Atlanta Falcons – DT, Grady Jarrett, Rockdale County HS (Georgia)

138. Tennessee Titans – RB, David Cobb, Ellison HS (Texas)

139. Jacksonville Jaguars – WR, Rashad Greene, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

140. Oakland Raiders – LB, Ben Heeney, Hutchinson HS (Kansas)

141. Washington Redskins – OL Martrell Spaight, North Little Rock (Arkansas)

142. Chicago Bears – S, Adrian Amos, Calvert Hall HS (Maryland)

143. Minnesota Vikings – TE, Mycole Pruitt, Kirkwood HS (Missouri)

144. New York Giants – S, Mykkele Thompson, Stevens HS (Texas)

145. Miami Dolphins – CB, Bobby McCain, Oxford HS (Alabama)

146. Minnesota Vikings – WR, Stefon Diggs, Good Counsel HS (Maryland)

147. Green Bay Packers – QB, Brett Hundley, Chandler HS (Arizona)

148. New Orleans Saints – OLB, Davis Tull, Bearden HS (Tennessee)

149. Miami Dolphins – RB, Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty HS (Texas)

150. Miami Dolphins – S, Cedric Thompson, Calipatria HS (California)

151. Indianapolis Colts – DT, David Parry, Linn-Marr HS (Iowa)

152. New York Jets – OG, Jarvis Harrison, Navasota HS (Texas)

153. San Diego Chargers – DE, Kyle Emanuel, Schuyler Central HS (Nebraska)

154. New Orleans Saints – DT, Tyeler Davison, Deseret Mountain HS (Arizona)

155. Buffalo Bills – RB, Karlos Williams, Ridge Community HS (Florida)

156. Miami Dolphins – WR, Tony Lippett, Crockett HS (Michigan)

157. Cincinnati Bengals – TE, C.J. Uzomah, North Gwinnett HS (Georgia)

158. Arizona Cardinals – DE, Shaquille Riddick, Buchtel HS (Ohio)

159. Arizona Cardinals – WR, J.J. Nelson, Midfield HS (Alabama)

160. Pittsburgh Steelers – TE, Jesse James, South Allegheny HS (Pennsylvania)

161. Oakland Raiders – OLB, Neiron Ball, Jackson HS (Georgia)

162. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR, Kenny Bell, Fairview HS (Colorado)

163. Dallas Cowboys – DE, Ryan Russell, Creekview HS (Texas)

164. Denver Broncos – CB, Lorenzo Doss, St. Augustine HS (Louisiana)

165. San Francisco 49ers – P, Bradley Pinion, Northwest Cabarrus HS (North Carolina)

166. New England Patriots – LS, Joe Cardona, Granite Hills HS (California)

167. New Orleans Saints – CB, Damian Swann, Grady HS (Georgia)

168. Detroit Lions – FB, Michael Burton, West Morris Central HS (New Jersey)

169. Carolina Panthers – LB, David Mayo, Scappoose HS (Oregon)

170. Seattle Seahawks – CB, Tye Smith, Wakefield HS (North Carolina)

171. Baltimore Ravens – TE, Nick Boyle, High Point Regional HS (Delaware)

172. Kansas City Chiefs – LB, D.J. Alexander, Palm Desert HS (California)

173. Kansas City Chiefs – TE, James O’Shaughnessy, Naperville North HS (Illinois)

174. Carolina Panthers – RB, Cameron Artis-Payne, Harrisburg HS (Pennsylvania)

175. Houston Texans – WR, Keith Mumphry, Dooly County HS (Georgia)

176. Baltimore Ravens – OG, Robert Myers, LaVergne HS (Tennessee)

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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.