NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Andrew Luck (R) from Stanford holds up a jersey as he stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Luck was selected #1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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:
#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)
# 60 OT Kelechi Osemele Langham Creek (Iowa State)
#61 RB LaMichael James Liberty-Eylau High School (Oregon)
#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.