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Mississippi high schools lead the nation in most taken in NFL draft per capita

When you think of the states known for their high school football, Texas, Florida and California probably come to mind first.
According to research provided by USA Football, of the 253 players taken in this year’s NFL draft, Florida leads the nation with 35 of its former high school players being selected, compared to 27 for California and Texas.
However, broken down per capita, the state that leads the nation with the most NFL draftees is Mississippi. The Magnolia state had eight players drafted, giving it one NFL draftee for every 370,912 people, which though still long odds, that figure is roughly 3.29 times more likely than the national average