Where do NFL draft picks come from?

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Each year following the NFL draft college conferences boast about how many players from their leagues were selected to be professionals.

This year the SEC lead the way with 49, while the ACC was a close second with 42 draftees.

But the true champion of this year’s NFL draft was the state of Florida. 44 players who played high school football in Florida were drafted, including eight in the first round. Of those eight players drafted in the first round, only two went to in-state colleges (Blake Bortles at UCF and Kelvin Benjamin at FSU).

The next closest state was California with 35 players taken. Texas had 23, Georgia had 17, Ohio 11 and Louisiana and Virginia each had 10 draftees.

Here is a full round by round breakdown.

Alabama 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 7
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 5
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
California 4 6 2 7 4 6 6 35
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Connecticut 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
D.C. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 8 4 8 6 8 4 6 44
Georgia 4 1 1 0 3 4 4 17
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Illinois 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 7
Indiana 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 10
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 7
Massachusetts 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4
Michigan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Minnesota 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4
Mississippi 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
Missouri 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 8
Montana 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Nebraska 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Nevada 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
New Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 7
North Carolina 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 7
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 11
Oklahoma 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Oregon 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Pennsylvania 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 6
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 8
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5
Texas 4 2 5 2 1 5 4 23
Utah 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 1 2 3 1 3 0 10
Washington 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
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2 thoughts on “Where do NFL draft picks come from?

  1. I’m shocked the number of Canadian players was that high.

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