Which states produced the most picks in 2021 NFL Draft?

Tyler Calvaruso
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The 2021 NFL Draft was loaded with talent from top to bottom, but a lot of that talent happened to hail from the same group of states.

Six states produced double-digit picks in this year’s draft. Florida led the bunch with 37, while Texas churned out 33 and Georgia sent 21 to the professional ranks. Those three states are known as football hotbeds, so those numbers should not come as much of a surprise.

With the draft in the books, let’s take a look at which states produced the most picks.

Florida — 37

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WR Tutu Atwell — Miami Northwestern CB Tyson Campbell — American Heritage RB Michael Carter — Navarre S Andre Cisco — IMG Academy S Shawn Davis — Southridge LS Thomas Fletcher — IMG Academy OT Stone Forsythe — West Orange S Richie Grant — Choctawhatchee S Tyree Gillespie — Vanguard OT Robert Hainsey — IMG Academy TE Jacob Harris — Palm Harbor University RB Khalil Herbert — American Heritage CB Shemar Jean-Charles — Miramar S Jamar Johnson — Riverview Sarasota QB Mac Jones — The Bolles School DE Joshua Kaindoh — IMG Academy OT Alex Leatherwood — Booker T. Washington TE Tre' McKitty — IMG Academy QB Kellen Mond — IMG Academy WR Elijah Moore — St. Thomas Aquinas CB Greg Newsome II — IMG Academy WR Tre Nixon — Viera WR Josh Palmer — St. Thomas Aquinas CB Aaron Robinson — Deerfield Beach DE Janarius Robinson — Bay DE Gregory Rousseau — Champagnat Catholic DE Chris Rumph II — Bucholz CB Asante Samuel Jr. — St. Thomas Aquinas WR Anthony Schwartz — American Heritage LB Jamien Sherwood — Jensen Beach DT Tedarrell Slaton — American Heritage CB Patrick Surtain II — American Heritage CB Shaun Wade — Trinity Christian Academy DE Rashad Weaver — Cooper City S James Wiggins — South Dade CB Rachad Wildgoose — Miami Northwestern CB Marco Wilson — American Heritage

Texas — 33

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CB Paulson Adebo — Mansfield OL Jack Anderson — Frisco S Joshuah Bledsoe — Dekaney LB Nick Bolton — Lone Star DT Bobby Brown III — Lamar DE Earnest Brown IV — Ryan LB Baron Browning — Kennedale OT Sam Cosmi — Atascocita WR Jaelon Darden — Eisenhower QB Sam Ehlinger — Westlake DT Ta'Quon Graham — Temple TE Kylen Granson — Westlake OL Brenden Jaimes — Lake Travis LB Buddy Johnson — Kimball OT Walker Little — Episcopal DT Jonathan Marshall — Shepherd S Trevon Moehrig — Smithson Valley OT Dan Moore Jr. — West Brook RB Kene Nwangwu — Heritage DE Dayo Odeyingbo — Ranchview DT Levi Onwuzurike — Allen DE Joseph Ossai — Oak Ridge OT William Sherman — Allen OT Rashawn Slater — Fort Bend Clements CB Brandon Stephens — Plano S Caden Sterns — Steele LB Grant Stuard — Oak Ridge QB Kyle Trask — Manvel DE Payton Turner — Westside WR Jaylen Waddle — Episcopal WR Tylan Wallace — South Hills DT Milton Williams — Crowley

Georgia — 21

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WR Kawaan Baker — Hapeville Charter WR Rashod Bateman — Tift County WR Jalen Camp — South Forsyth CB Michael Carter II — South Paulding OL Ben Cleveland — Stephens County LB Jamin Davis — Long County QB Justin Fields — Harrison CB Tay Gowan — Newton C Trey Hill — Houston County CB Jaycee Horn — Alpharetta LB Ernest Jones — Ware County QB Trevor Lawrence — Cartersville S Richard LeCounte — Liberty County QB Davis Mills — Greater Atlanta Christian EDGE Azeez Ojulari — Marietta EDGE Cameron Sample — Shiloh RB Trey Sermon — Sprayberry EDGE Jordan Smith — Long County CB Eric Stokes — Eastside TE Tommy Tremble — Wesleyan

California — 19

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OG Aaron Banks — El Cerrito QB Ian Book — Oak Ridge CB Camryn Bynum — Centennial OL Drew Dalman — Palma IOL Wyatt Davis — St. John Bosco RB/WR Demetric Felton — Great Oak CB Thomas Graham Jr. — Rancho Cucamonga CB Darren Hall — Rancho Cucamonga RB Najee Harris — Antioch S Jevon Holland — Bishop O'Dowd RB Jermar Jefferson — Narbonne CB Deommodore Lenoir — Salesian DE Jaelen Phillips — Redlands East Valley WR Amon-Ra St. Brown — Mater Dei CB Keith Taylor — Servite IOL Alijah Vera-Tucker — Bishop O'Dowd CB Chris Wilcox — Roosevelt CB Avery Williams — JSerra Catholic CB Nashon Wright — James Logan

Louisiana — 13

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WR Ja'Marr Chase — Archbishop Rummel RB Travis Etienne — Jennings CB Kelvin Joseph — Scotlandville WR Terrace Marshall Jr. — Parkway WR Racey McMath — Edna Karr RB Elijah Mitchell — Erath CB Israel Mukuamu — Parkway IDL Tyler Shelvin — Notre Dame CB Robert Rochell — Fair Park WR DeVonta Smith — Amite WR Marquez Stevenson — Northwood LB Garret Wallow — John Curtis Christian CB Rodarius Williams — Calvary Baptist Academy

North Carolina — 10

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WR Dyami Brown — West Mecklenburg S Divine Deablo — Mount Tabor IOL Landon Dickerson — South Caldwell CB Caleb Farley — Maiden DT Alim McNeil — Sanderson LB Hamsah Nasirildeen — Concord WR Cornell Powell — J.H. Rose RB Larry Roundtree III — Millbrook LB Chazz Surratt — East Lincoln RB Javonte Williams — Wallace-Rose Hill

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