Where the 2021 NFL Draft 1st Round picks played high school football

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We’ll be tracking every 2021 NFL Draft pick throughout the weekend. This is the seventh straight year that High School Football America is tracking where every pick played high school football.

Below, you can see every pick from Thursday night.

Leading the way was the state of Georgia with six former high school football players taken. Florida was a close second with five overall.

In all 15 different states were represented in the first round.

2021 NFL Draft 1st Round Picks

No. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB – Cartersville (Georgia)

No. 2 New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB – Corner Canyon (Utah)

No. 3 San Francisco 49ers – Trey Lance, QB – Marshall (Minnesota)

No. 4 Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE – Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)

No. 5 Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR – Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)

No. 6 Miami Dolphins – Jaylen Waddle, WR – Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas)

No. 7 Detroit Lions – Penei Sewell, OT – Desert Hills (Utah)

No. 8 Carolina Panthers – Jaycee Horn, CB – Alpharetta (Georgia)

No. 9 Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II, CB – American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

No. 10 Philadelphia Eagles – DeVonta Smith, WR – Amite (Louisiana)

No. 11 Chicago Bears – Justin Fields, QB – Harrison (Georgia)

No. 12 Dallas Cowboys – Micah Parsons, LB – Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)

No. 13 Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OT – Clements (Sugar Land, Texas)

No. 14 New York Jets – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG – Bishop O’Dowd (California)

No. 15 New England Patriots – Mac Jones, QB – The Bolles School (Florida)

No. 16 Arizona Cardinals – Zaven Collins, LB – Hominy (Oklahoma)

No. 17 Las Vegas Raiders – Alex Leatherwood, OT – Booker T. Washington (Pensacola, Florida)

No. 18 Miami Dolphins – Jaelan Phillips, DE – Redlands East Valley (California)

No. 19 Washington Football Team – Jamin Davis, LB – Long County (Georgia)

No. 20 New York Giants – Kadarius Toney, WR – Blount (Alabama)

No. 21 Indianapolis Colts – Kwity Paye, DE – Bishop Hendricken (Rhode Island)

No. 22 Tennessee Titans – Caleb Farley, CB – Maiden (North Carolina)

No. 23 Minnesota Vikings – Christian Darrisaw, OT – Riverdale Baptist (Maryland)

No. 24 Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris, RB – Antioch (California)

No. 25 Jacksonville Jaguars – Travis Etienne, RB – Jennings (Louisiana)

No. 26 Cleveland Browns – Greg Newsome II, CB – IMG Academy (Florida), started at Glenbard North (Illinois)

No. 27 Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman, WR – Tift County (Georgia)

No. 28 New Orleans Saints – Payton Turner, DE – Westside (Houston, Texas)

No. 29 Green Bay Packers – Eric Stokes, CB – Eastside (Covington, Georgia)

No. 30 Buffalo Bills – Gregory Rousseau, DE – Champagnat Catholic (Florida)

No. 31 Baltimore Ravens – Jayson Oweh, LB – Blair Academy (New Jersey)

No. 32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joe Tryon, LB – Hazen (Washington)

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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.