D.C., Md., Va. Well Represented Among NFL Rookies

by Chuck Carroll

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — College football players from capital region area fared well in this year’s NFL draft.

Of the 256 players drafted, 18 were from either Maryland, Virginia, or the District.

By State

Virginia – 10
Maryland – 7
District – 1

Archbishop Carroll product Jeremiah Attaochu was selected in the second-round by the San Diego Chargers. Despite being the lone D.C. representative in this year’s draft, the nation’s capital still ranked fifth among all 50 states (and the District) in players drafted per capita.

Virginia Players Drafted

Russell Bodine (C)
Fork Union Military Academy
North Carolina
Cincinnati Bengals (4)

Luke Bowanko (C)
Centerville (Clifton)
Jacksonville Jaguars (6)

Tajh Boyd (QB)
Phoebus (Hampton)
New York Jets (6)

Antone Exum (DB)
Deep Run (Glen Allen)
Virginia Tech
Minnesota Vikings (6)

Ego Ferguson (DT)
Hargrave Military (Chatham)
Louisiana State
Chicago Bears (2)

Dexter McDougle (DB)
Stafford (Fredericksburg)
New York Jets (3)

Morgan Moses (T)
Meadowbrook (Richmond)
Washington Redskins (3)

Ed Reynolds (DB)
Woodberry Forest
Philadelphia Eagles (5)

Lorenzo Taliaferro (RB)
Bruton (Williamsburg)
Coastal Carolina
Baltimore Ravens (4)

Logan Thomas (QB)
Brookville (Lynchburg)
Virginia Tech
Arizona Cardinals (4)

Maryland Players Drafted

Michael Campanaro (WR)
River Hill (Clarksville)
Wake Forest
Baltimore (7)

Kyle Fuller (DB)
Mount Saint Joseph (Baltimore)
Virginia Tech
Chicago Bears (1)

Cyrus Kouandjio (T)
Dematha Catholic (Hyattsville)
Buffalo Bills (2)

Tavon Rooks (T)
Woodlawn (Gwynn Oak)
Kansas State
New Orleans Saints (6)

Kiero Small (RB)
Cardinal Gibbons (Baltimore)
Seattle Seahawks (7)

Larry Webster (DE)
Detroit Lions (4)

Terrance West (RB)
Northwestern (Baltimore)
Cleveland Browns (3)

NOTE: Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. led all high schools with four players selected in this year’s draft.

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