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Bills draft class draws from top football states

Posted by Chris Brown on May 10, 2016 – 10:34 am put together a list of the states that produced the most draft choices in the 2016 NFL draft. Not surprisingly, Texas, Florida and California topped the list. Buffalo’s draft class reflected the top end of the list of traditional football producing states.

Buffalo’s seven-player draft class had a pair of players from Texas (J. Williams, Listenbee) and a pair from Ohio (Washington, Jones). The other three hailed from Alabama (Ragland), California (Seymour) and South Carolina (Lawson).

Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of 2016 draft picks:

32 – Texas
30 – Florida
26 – California
15 – Georgia
14 – Ohio
10 – Illinois
9 – Pennsylvania
8 – North Carolina
7 – Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and South Carolina
6 – Alabama, Arizona and Indiana
5 – Louisiana and Tennessee
4 – Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia and Washington
3 – Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin
2 – Connecticut, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah
1 – Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota and Nebraska


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