Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sharrif Floyd headlines local NFL Draftees

NEW YORK - A total of 236 high schools contributed to the 254 players selected in the seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 25-27, USA Football announced today. Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona led all high schools with three players selected.

“There's a lot of great athletes that come out of the program,” said Miami Dolphins first-round selection Dion Jordan, a Chandler grad. “They train us well to get us ready for college, make sure we take care of business in school, first of all, so we can have that opportunity. Because of the community and the coaching, a tremendous amount of athletes come from our area.”

Locally, nine players from Pennsylvania high schools were taken, including George Washington's Shariff Floyd, who was the 23rd overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings. Seven draftees came from New jersey and two from Delaware.

Here's a look:

Pennsylvania:
DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida - George Washington (Philadelphia), taken by Minnesota Round 1
OT Justin Pugh, Syracuse -  Council Rock (Newtown), taken by NY Giants in Round 1
DT Jordan Hill,  Penn State - Steelton Highspire (Harrisburg), taken by Seattle in Round 3
DB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, UConn -  General McLane (Edinboro), taken by Tennessee in Round 3
QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse -  Malvern Prep School, taken by NY Giants in Round 4
OG Earl Watford, James Madison -  Simon Gratz (Philadelphia), taken by Arizona in Round 4
OC Eric Kush, California (PA) - Chartiers Valley (Bridgeville), taken by Kansas City in Round 6
LB Nick Moody, Florida State - Roman Catholic (Philadelphia), taken by San Francisco in Round 6
OG G Jared Smith, Greencastle Antrim (Greencastle), taken by Seattle in Round 7

New Jersey:
DB  Dwayne Gratz, UConn - Piscataway, taken by Jacksonville in Round 3
DB Logan Ryan, Rutgers -  Eastern Senior (Voorhees), taken by New England in Round 3
LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers - Elizabeth, taken by Chicago in Round 4
LB Gerald Hodges, Penn State - Paulsboro, taken by Minnesota in Round 4
DB Josh Evans, Florida -  Irvington, taken by Jacksonville in Round 6
RB Theo Riddick, Notre Dame - Immaculata (Somerville), taken by Detroit in Round 6
LB Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers -  Saint Joseph School (Hammonton), taken by New England in round 7

Delaware:
DB Duron Harmon, Rutgers -  Caesar Rodney (Camden Wyoming), taken by New England in Round 3
WR Justin Brown, Penn State/Oklahoma -  Concord (Wilmington), taken by Pittsburgh in Round 6

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