Andrew Luck, RG III Set a Record in the NFL Draft

Posted by    |    April 29th, 2012 at 5:30 am

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For the first time in the NFL draft two players from the same state, playing the same position, went #1 and #2 in the NFL draft.

Andrew Luck, played high school football at Houston Stratford while the No 2 pick, Robert Griffin III, played high school football at Copperas Cove. A total of 31 players who played their high school football in Texas were taken in the 2012 draft. Florida was next with 30, followed by California with 26.

A breakdown of the first three rounds:

First Round

#1 QB Andrew Luck, Houston Stratford High School (Stanford)

#2 QB Robert Griffin III Copperas Cove High School (Baylor)

#8 QB Ryan Tannehill, Big Spring High School (Texas A&M)

#14 DT Michael Brockers, Houston Chavez High School (LSU)

#20 WR Kendall Wright Pittsburgh High School (Baylor)

Second Round

# 60 OT Kelechi Osemele Langham Creek (Iowa State)

#61 RB LaMichael James Liberty-Eylau High School (Oregon)

Third Round

#71 OG Josh LeRibeus, Richardson Berkner (SMU)

#78 TE Michael Egnew, Plainview (Missouri)

#80 CB Jamell Fleming Arlington Seguin (Oklahoma)

#88 QB Nick Foles Austin Westlake, (Arizona )

Hmmm, that’s odd — 4 Quarterbacks, a total of 15 players on the offensive side of the ball from Texas High Schools taken in the draft and none of them played for Texas.

Texas Players drafted:

#119 OLB Kennan Robinson, Plano East

#204 OLB Emmanuel Acho, Dallas St. Mark’s

#215 DT Kheeston Randall, Beaumont Kelly) are obviously defensive players.

Colt McCoy is the last player on the offensive side of the ball to be drafted from Texas.

Discuss among yourselves.