The 2020 NFL Draft was the most watched draft in NFL history.  That is what happens when no other sports are available.

With the draft now concluded, the NFL has released where all these rookies are coming from.  255 players were drafted representing 234 high schools across the country.

If you are wondering how hard it is to get drafted, even in the 7th round, 1 in every 1.2 million Americans were drafted between April 23-25.

While the top states for drafted players (Texas, California, Florida and Georgia) made up about 40% of the draft class, high schools in the midwest also sent players to the NFL.

Illinois had 4 schools represented.  Iowa, "only" one, but that one was in the first round.  To the north of us Wisconsin sent 6 players from their state to the NFL.

 

ILLINOIS (4)

PLAYERNFL TEAM (ROUND)COLLEGEHIGH SCHOOL (CITY)
DE A.J. EpenesaBuffalo (2)IowaEdwardsville
LB Jordan GlasgowIndianapolis (6)MichiganMarmion Academy (Aurora)
TE Cole KmetChicago (2)Notre DameSant Viator (Arlington Heights)
TE Albert OkwuegbunamDenver (4)MissouriSacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield)

IOWA (1)

PLAYERNFL TEAM (ROUND)COLLEGEHIGH SCHOOL (CITY)
T Tristan WirfsTampa Bay (1)IowaMount Vernon

 

WISCONSIN (6)

PLAYERNFL TEAM (ROUND)COLLEGEHIGH SCHOOL (CITY)
LB Zach BaunNew Orleans (3)WisconsinBrown Deer (Milwaukee)
C Tyler BiadaszDallas (4)WisconsinAmherst
G Ben BredesonBaltimore (4)MichiganArrowhead (Hartland)
QB James MorganNew York Jets (4)Florida InternationalAshwaubenon (Green Bay)
QB Nate StanleyMinnesota (7)IowaMenomonie
DT Robert WindsorIndianapolis (6)Penn StateFond Du Lac

STATES WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS DRAFTED IN 2020 PER CAPITA

STATEPOPULATION *NFL PLAYERSNFL PLAYERS PER CAPITA
Hawaii1,360,30141 NFL player per 340,075 people
Louisiana4,533,372121 NFL player per 377,781 people
Mississippi2,967,29771 NFL player per 423,900 people
Alabama4,779,736111 NFL player per 434,521 people
Georgia9,687,653211 NFL player per 461,317 people
UNITED STATES308,745,538253 1 NFL player per 1,220,338 people
* Based on most recent U.S. Census Data (2010).

STATE BREAKDOWN​

STATEPLAYERS DRAFTEDSTATEPLAYERS DRAFTED
Texas33Indiana3
California22Missouri3
Florida22New York3
Georgia21Oregon3
Louisiana12Utah3
Alabama11Arkansas2
Michigan10Connecticut2
Pennsylvania10Massachusetts2
Maryland9Colorado1
Ohio8Iowa1
Tennessee8Kansas1
Mississippi7Kentucky1
North Carolina7Nevada1
New Jersey6Oklahoma1
South Carolina6South Dakota1
Wisconsin6Wyoming1
Virginia5
Washington5District of Columbia1
Hawaii4
Illinois4International2
Minnesota4
Arizona3TOTAL255

 

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