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The 5 States That Produced The Most 2019 NFL Draft Picks

A general view of the city of Miami.

MIAMI - DECEMBER 7: An aerial view shows the city of Miami, Florida on December 7, 2006. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The 2019 NFL Draft is now over and it was fairly clear which schools and conferences produced the most NFL-ready talent. But which individual states stood out from the crowd as nurturing these potential future stars?

According to Charles Power of

Final tally of where NFL Draft picks played in high school:
Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia-10
North Carolina-9
New Jersey-8
Alabama, Tennessee, Washington-6
AZ, MO, OK, PA, SC, UT-5

— Charles Power (@CharlesPower) April 27, 2019

">247Sports, the final tally of where the 254 NFL draftees played in high school reveal that Florida produced the most players. The Sunshine State led all 50 states with 33 players selected in the draft. The runner-up on the high school tally was Texas with 27. California came in third with 21 players selected. Here is the top-five ranking of the states that produced the most 2019 NFL Draft picks.

  1. Florida - 33
  2. Texas - 27
  3. California - 21
  4. Georgia - 14
  5. Ohio - 13

Florida, Texas, and California have competed for the crown of the best hub of NFL talents for decades, but states with top programs like Georgia (UGA), Ohio (OSU), and Louisiana (LSU) are clearly not having any trouble competing.

Interestingly, the state of New York - the fourth largest state in the country - didn't even crack the top 20.

The Empire State and Michigan are the only states ranked top 10 in terms of population that did not crack the top 20 of prospects produced.