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With two former stars drafted over the weekend in Philadelphia — receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster
and linebacker Jayon Brown
— Long Beach Poly (Calif.)
now has nine players who have been picked by the NFL's elite since 2006.
That moved the Jackrabbits up to No. 3, tied with Norland (Miami)
among all high schools, well back of leader St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
with 19, and Glenville (Cleveland)
Smith-Schuster, who was known simply as John Smith as a prep, went to the Steelers in the second round and Brown in the fifth round to the Titans.
Glenville added one to its total with a first-round selection — No. 13 overall — of cornerback Marshon Lattimore
taken by the Saints.
St. Thomas Aquinas had no former players drafted, the first time since 2009. Florida had another robust showing on draft day with 27 picks, but Georgia had the most with 29, followed by California (26), Texas (23) and Louisiana (16).
Since 2006, California has the most selections with 372, followed by Florida (366) and Texas (335).
Poly was one of 10 schools with two picks each in the 2017 draft. Among the others were Serra (Gardena, Calif.)
, Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
, Cass Tech (Detroit)
, West Monroe (La.)
and St. Rita (Chicago)
Serra, Cass Tech and Lakewood all have had five players drafted since 2006 and West Monroe and St. Rita have had four.
Here are the top schools with the most players drafted since 2006. Note that seven of the 17 listed are from Florida.
19 — St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
13 — Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)
9 — Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
9 — Norland (Miami)
8 — Northwestern (Miami)
8 — Central (Miami)
7 — Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
7 — De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
7 — Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
6 — Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.)
6 — Chandler (Ariz.)
6 — Colton (Calif.)
6 — Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
6 — DeSoto (Texas)
6 — Dorsey (Los Angeles)
6 — Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.)
6 — Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.)