With the first round of the NFL Draft set to kick off tomorrow night at 8:00 PM EST, we thought we’d quickly run some numbers and see which players fans are the most interested in heading into the event. Using Google search statistics compiled from the beginning of 2014, we calculated which players were the most-searched-for in each US state.
Not surprisingly, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel came in first place in 29 states of the 50 states. Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who came out to the public earlier this offseason, was the most popular in 18 states. The other three states went to homegrown talent – AJ McCarron in Alabama, Jadeveon Clowney in South Carolina, and Teddy Bridgewater in Kentucky.
Here’s the entire graphic – enjoy: