Florida Excessive Faculty Soccer leads the NFL Draft for the third time in 4 years
Florida beat Texas with most ex-high schoolers selected in Cleveland’s 2021 NFL Draft. It is the third time in the past four years that the Sunshine State has ranked # 1 among former school players selected during the three-day seven-round event.
The Sunshine State had selected 37 former players, with IMG Academy and Plantation’s American Heritage taking the lead. Seven and six players heard their names being called. The seven draft selection by IMG are a draft.
No. 26 Cleveland Browns – Greg Newsome II, CB
No. 65 Jacksonville Jaguars – Andre Cisco, p.
No. 66 Minnesota Vikings – Ladles Moon, QB
# 95 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Robert Hainsey, OG
No. 97 Los Angeles Chargers – Tre ‘McKitty, TE
No. 144 Kansas City Chiefs – Joshua Kaindoh, DE
No. 222 Carolina Panthers – Thomas Fletcher, LS
American Heritage (Plantation) Picks
No. 9 Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II, CB
No. 33 Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyson Campbell, CB
No. 91 Cleveland Browns – Anthony Schwartz, WR
No. 136 Arizona Cardinals – Marco Wilson, CB
No. 173 Green Bay Packers – Tedarrell Slaton, DT
No. 217 Chicago Bears – Khalil Herbert, RB
In addition to IMG and AH, several former players were accepted into two other schools. St. Thomas Aquinas had drafted three former players and Northwestern had two.
Twelve other schools had two players: Allen, Texas, Archbishop Wood, Pennsylvania, Bingham, Utah, Bishop O’Dowd, California, Episcopal, Bellaire, Texas, Gahanna Lincoln, Ohio, Lawrence Central, Indiana, Oak Ridge, Texas, Parkway, Louisiana, Rancho Cucamonga, California, Riverdale Baptist, Maryland, and Westlake, Texas
Former high school football players taken over by the state
Florida – 37 players
Texas – 33
Georgia – 21
California – Nov.
Louisiana – Jan.
North Carolina – Jan.
Ohio – 9
Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia
Tennessee – 5th
Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Wisconsin – Jan.
Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina – Nov.
Canada, Connecticut, New York
Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Washington DC – Jan.
A total of 38 states and the District of Columbia were represented in this year’s draft. Canada had picked two players.