51 Participants In The NFL Draft Combine Are From Florida
The state of Florida will be extremely well-represented at the NFL combine at the start of March.
According to the NFL, 51 of the 338 attendees played high school football in Florida. Texas came in second with 31 players, Georgia and California were tied for third at 25 and Ohio is behind them at 20.
The list of players invited to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine will be released today. While you’re waiting, ponder the top 5 states where the 338 participants played high school football?
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) February 7, 2019
That is just a dominant display of football prowess from the state of Florida. Sending 51 guys to the NFL draft combine is mind-boggling.
It’s even wilder when you look at the gap between first and second. Texas is widely-considered the state with the best high school football in America, and Florida crushed them. (RELATED: Clemson
It’s seriously unreal that one state will represent 15 percent of the entire NFL combine.
People might be surprised by Ohio being in the top-five, but they really shouldn’t be. Ohio has some of the best high school football in America. The state’s top teams can play with just about anybody, and that’s simply a fact. (RELATED: SEC Schools Got More Than $43 Million Each In Money From Sports In 2018)
Shoutout to Ohio for at least representing Big 10 country and the Midwest. It would have been a rough look if we didn’t get a state in the top-five for combine attendees.
You can follow the combine when it begins March 1 through March 4.