Last week, 262 players had their names called in the 2022 NFL Draft. On Thursday, the league released a map showing the number of prospects drafted in each state.
This map released by the NFL was based on the high schools of the 2022 prospects. As a result, Texas took first place with 32 rookies.
Georgia wasn’t far behind, claiming 29 players from this year’s draft. California and Florida tied for third with 22 prospects each.
Alabama, Ohio, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee were also well represented in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Here is the full breakdown:
Roman Oben, vice president of football operations for the NFL, released a statement on how more than 240 different high schools were represented this year.
“The 262 players selected in this year’s draft represented 247 different high schools across the country,” Oben said, via NFL.com. “As we continue to develop our great game, more and more players will come from all over the world. Football is a great game that instills character, confidence and resilience in girls and boys.”
It seems that football is growing across the country.