After leading the country with 32 selections in the 2016 NFL Draft class, the state of Texas shot out of the gates in the first round of the 2017 draft as well.
Four of the first 10 names off the draft board were products of the Lone Star State’s high school football tradition. Three of the first six picks hailed from the DFW area: Arlington’s Myles Garrett, the Cleveland Browns’ first overall selection, Coppell’s Solomon Thomas, who went No. 3 to San Francisco, and Lewisville’s Jamal Adams, who went to the Jets the sixth pick.
Patrick Mahomes, of Whitehouse, went 10th to the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahones, though, was the only first-round selection from a Big 12 program.
Ohio also produced four first-rounders: Mitchell Trubisky (No. 2), Marshon Lattimore (No. 11), Gareon Conley (No. 24) and Taco Charlton (No. 28). New Jersey, Georgia, California and Alabama produced three first-round draft picks apiece.
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Texas players chosen in first round of NFL Draft
Myles Garrett, Arlington Martin, Texas A&M, No. 1, Browns
Solomon Thomas, Coppell, Stanford, No. 3, 49ers
Jamal Adams, Lewisville Hebron, LSU, No. 6, Jets
Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse, Texas Tech, No. 10, Chiefs