You've read all about how the players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft will impact their new teams. Well, let's take a different kind of look at those first-rounders – a look back at where they're from and how highly they were touted by Rivals.com coming out of high school.
Of the 31 picks, five were five-star prospects coming out of high school. There were 10 four-star prospects, seven three-star prospects, seven two-star prospects and two who were unranked. The unranked players out of high school were Tennessee State CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Pittsburgh OT Jeff Otah – who was a four-star prospect out of junior college.
As for home states, California and Florida led the way in the first round with five selections each. Virginia had three; Louisiana, Maryland and Michigan had two each; and Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington had one apiece.