Cocoa High School Leads All High Schools Nationwide For Most Players Drafted In 2019 NFL Draft
By Space Coast Daily // May 4, 2019
Cocoa leads all Florida schools for most players drafted to the NFL for 2019
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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa High School tied with Allen High School (Texas) for most football players drafted (3) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
In addition, Cocoa led all high schools in the state of Florida for most players drafted this year. IMG Academy (Bradenton) and Miami Killian (Miami) were a close second behind Cocoa with two players drafted.
All NFL rookies are set to make their debut at minicamp this weekend.
COCOA TIGERS DRAFTED
– Offensive Tackle Jawaan Taylor was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round with the 35th overall pick.
– Defensive Back Jamel Dean was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round with the 94th overall pick.
– Defensive Back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round with the 105th overall pick.
– Thirty-eight states, as well as Washington, D.C. had at least one player drafted.
– For the 13th time in the past 14 seasons, at least one player who attended high school outside of the United States was selected in the NFL Draft.
– Florida led all states with five first-round selections. North Carolina and Texas followed with three players selected in Round 1.
– 34 players from Florida were drafted in the NFL Draft. Florida’s population is 18,801,310 which translates to 1 NFL player per 552,980 people.
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