GEORGIA: It’s Where the Players Are

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GEORGIA: It’s Where the Players Are


[su_spacer size=”20″] Why are teams from all over the U.S. so eager to become part of satellite camps in Georgia? To paraphrase Willie Sutton, because that’s where the players are.
[su_spacer size=”40″] [su_quote style=”modern-light” cite=”Scout NFL Network” url=”http://profootball.scout.com/story/1547234-nfl-draft-stats-2015?s=127″] Let’s take a different approach at the state numbers and NFL draft and break it down on a per capita (per million) basis. Here’s where the big board looks a little different.
[su_spacer size=”10″] Georgia, with a population of 10.1 million, had the highest number of 2015 drafted players per capita at 2.97/million.
[su_spacer size=”10″] The Peach State edged Alabama for the top overall spot. The state of Alabama (population of 4.9 million) was No. 2 overall with a per capita score of 2.86. Florida (19.9 million population) was third with a 1.96, followed by Mississippi (1.67), District of Columbia (1.52), Hawaii (1.43), and Kansas (1.38). Rounding out the top 10 were Maryland (1.33), Iowa (1.29), and Louisiana (1.28).
[su_spacer size=”10″] If you take the top 10 producing states in terms of total picks and translated to per-capita scores it looks as follows:
[su_spacer size=”10″] Georgia (2.97)
Alabama (2.86)
Florida (1.96)
Maryland (1.33)
Texas (1.04)
North Carolina (0.9)
Ohio (0.86)
Pennsylvania (0.7)
California (0.67)
Illinois (0.54)
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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.