NFL Draft by the numbers…
Of the 32 players drafted in the first round on Thursday night, only 19 states were represented.
Arizona had one, Andrus Peat, out of Corona Del Sol high school…
Taylor Lewan out of Chaparral went to Tennessee with the 11th pick in 2014.
In 2013, Chandler high school’ Dion Jordan was the third overall pick by the Miami Dolphins.
In 2011 we had two. Apollo high school’ Prince Amukamara went 19th to the Giants and Cameron Jordan out of Chandler went 24th to New Orleans.
Good to see J.C. transfers evolve into first round draft picks. Nothing new here with Cam Newton, Keyshawn Johnson, Aaron Rodgers and O.J. Simpson all going the JUCO route. Thursday night, Damarious Randall went to Green Bay via Arizona State as a Junior College transfer.
Kevin White, was a JUCO WR before heading to West Virginia,went 7th overall to the Bears.