With Corey Linsley’s name to be called sometime over the next three days, it got us thinking about the history of the NFL Draft relating to our local area. When the Boardman grad comes off the board, Linsley will be the third former Spartan to be taken in the draft in the last eight years. Here’s a few quick facts about the draft and the high schools which make up the area:
How many players have been selected from the area since 1965?
How many players have been selected from the area within the last ten years?
15 (Maurice Clarett, Marlin Jackson, Anthony Smith, Brad Smith, Prescott Burgess, Doug Datish, Steve Vallos, John Greco, Mario Manningham, Mike McGlynn, Bradley Fletcher, Chris L. Rucker, Dan Herron, Derek Wolfe, John Simon)
Which NFL teams have made the most picks from area high schools?
New York Giants & Cleveland, 7 (Redskins, 6)
Which area high school has produced the most draft picks?
Warren Harding, 13 (Chaney, 8)
Which local player was drafted by an NFL team and made the most Pro Bowls?
Paul Warfield, Warren Harding/Ohio State – 8 (by Cleveland in 1964)
2nd – Randy Gradishare, Champion/Ohio State – 7 (by Denver in 1974)
3rd – Joey Browner, Warren Western Reserve/Southwest/USC – 6 (by Minnesota in 1983)
Former 1st Round Draft Choices from area high schools
2005 (29th) – Indianapolis picked Marlin Jackson, Sharon/Michigan (CB)
1995 (24th) – Minnesota chose Korey Stringer, Warren Harding/Ohio State (T)
1995 (30th) – Cleveland selected Craig Powell, Rayen/Ohio State (LB)
1985 (1st) – Cleveland chose Bernie Kosar, Boardman/Miami, FL (QB) *(Supplemental Draft)
1984 (22nd) – Seattle selected Terry Taylor, Rayen/Southern Illinois (CB)
1983 (19th) – Minnesota chose Joey Browner, Warren Western Reserve/Southwest/USC (S)
1980 (4th) – Green Bay picked Bruce Clark, New Castle/Penn State (DE)
1978 (8th) – Cincinnati selected Ross Browner, Warren Western Reserve/Notre Dame (DE)
1978 (21st) – Minnesota chose Randy Holloway, Sharon/Pittsburgh (DE)
1977 (22nd) – Cincinnati picked Mike Cobb, Youngstown North/Michigan State (TE)
1974 (14th) – Denver selected Randy Gradishar, Champion/Ohio State (LB)
1974 (23rd) – Cincinnati picked Bill Kollar, Warren Harding/Montana State (DL)
1969 (18th) – San Diego picked Bob Babich, Campbell/Miami, OH (LB)
1964 (11th) – Cleveland selected Paul Warfield, Warren Harding/Ohio State (WR)
1943 (1st) – Detroit chose Frank Sinkwich, Chaney/Georgia (HB)
Which high school has produced the most 1st round picks?
Warren Harding, 3 (Rayen, Sharon, Warren Western Reserve all had 2)
Which high school has produced the most 2nd round picks?
Cardinal Mooney, Beaver Local, Chaney, Wilson, Youngstown North all had 1