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Doing some quick study stuff on the past 3-5 NFL drafts, specifically states and regions...
Here is a look at the most recent NFL Draft of 2013 -- hopefully my math was correct.
27 - Florida
26 - California
25 - Texas
20 - Georgia
13 - South Carolina
11 - Louisiana
9 - Pennsylvania
8 - Alabama
7- New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia
5 - Kansas, Illinois, New York, Arizona and Michigan
4 - Connecticut and Maryland
3 - Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana
2 - Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Nevada, Kentucky, Washington, Arkansas, Delaware, Utah and Colorado
1 - West Virginia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, New Hampshire and Hawaii.
That's 249 of the 254 drafted with five international.
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I'm quite surprised Ohio is that low.
I think was just a down draft year for Ohio. Normally higher.
So if you took the Southeast Region states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina...
There were 82 players drafted out of 254 for 32.2% of the 2013 draft.
If one adds Tennessee and Arkansas to the mix it's 87 of 254 for 34.3%.
Throw in Kentucky and it's 89 of 254 for 35.0%.
Midwest Region + New Jersey
Then if you took the states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Jersey...
There were 40 of 254 players drafted for 15.8% in 2013.
This post was edited by Brandon 10 months ago
If one then looks at the 2014 Top247 (our current rankings released Monday)...
Add Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina together and it's 84 of 247 for 34.0%.
Throw in Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky and it's 95 of 247 for 38.5%.
Add up Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Jersey and it's 40 of 247 for 16.2%.
Our 2014 Top247 is trending a little higher in both looks compared to the 2013 NFL draft.
It's always interesting to look at future classes. In 2015, we really believe California is loaded -- more so than 2013 or 2014. Will be interesting to see how that plays out over time, but the entire West looks very, very strong in 2015.
Was 2013 a down year for Texas?
I'm as surprised that PA is that high.
Higher than the 2012 draft for sure -- Pa.
Slightly for Texas and California.
I have the 2012 draft broken down, but have been tied up and not able to post yet.
The 2012 NFL Draft was a higher % for the Big 10 region + New Jersey
Lower for the Southeast Region.
Cali - 1 draft pick per 1.48 million
PA - 1 draft pick per 1.41 million
That's why I said what I said at the beginning... "Hopefully my math was correct."
I thought Calif had 28, and I think there will be 3-5 others states that have a one bump.
I'm going through the entire 2013, 2012 and 2011 drafts this weekend -- selection by selection.
useless stat. If one is going to make a per capita argument, it should be done by per capita of High School Varsity football players, not total population.
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You are too serious.
I take my stats very seriously bro.
SC produces that NFL talent!
Higher then I thought.
What did you expect it's B1G country.
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Yes, very down year in the Buckeye state which usually puts out double digit NFL draftees. Here is a link to a pretty cool draft tracker by USA Today: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/draft-history-graphic.htm. Unfortunately, their data is only updated through the 2009 draft. From the 22 years of data they have, here are the top 10 highest averages of players drafted (not per capita):
N. Carolina: 8.09
Does anyone have data from 2010-2012 to update these averages?
From that 2013 data, looks like it was a banner draft for the state of Georgia and South Carolina
This post was edited by OhDannyBoy 10 months ago
I love this shat. Good stuff, looking forward to seeing the #s
Do it per-capita, and then run the per capita average for states within conference footprints. Your numbers are meaningless right now. Tell no story.
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