It's impressive when a state has four players selected in any round of the NFL Draft. What's virtually unheard of is when all four come from the same county.
Florida's Broward County saw four players taken in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and five overall from the Sunshine State including former Northwestern (Miami)
standout DeAndre Baker
, who was selected 30th overall by the New York Giants.
North Carolina and Texas were the only other states with at least three players selected in Thursday's first round. Since 2009, Florida leads the nation with 45 first-round selections.
Video: High school highlights of all five players selected from Broward County
Watch Nick Bosa, Devin Bush Jr., Brian Burns, and Marquise Brown dominating at the high school level.
The San Francisco 49ers took former St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
standout Nick Bosa
with the No. 2 pick. The former 5-star defensive end from Ohio State was Aquinas' 18th player taken in the NFL Draft since 2009, which tops all other high schools.
Former Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.)
standout Marquise "Hollywood" Brown
was the first wide receiver taken at No. 25 by the Ravens. He joins another big-time South Florida star — Lamar Jackson
— in Baltimore and the pair will be must-watch television. There might not be a better story from the first round of the NFL Draft than Hollywood Brown. He had to play one season of JUCO ball at the College of the Canyons before going to Oklahoma. Brown had zero stars and zero offers. His older cousin, Antonio Brown, had a similar route coming out of Norland (Miami)
. He had one offer and no stars.