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2014 NFL Draft High School Track and Multi-Sport Participation

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Here’s the annual breakdown of high school multi-sport participation by players taken in the NFL Draft. This year overall track and field participation appeared to increase to 58% (149 players) from 51% (130 players) in 2013.  Overall multi-sport participation was high at 86.7% with this year’s draft class.  That means 222 of the 256 players drafted this year participated in at least one other varsity sport in high school.  The 86% is a slight increase from 2013 which had roughly 83% overall multi-sport participation. Track and field participation by players averages approximately 55% since the 2007 NFL Draft.  Overall multi-sport participation since the 2007 is approximately 84%.

During this year’s draft broadcast Bill Polian and Mel Kiper touted players with high school wrestling backgrounds.  Polian even went so far to say wrestling was great for “big men”.  Unfortunately high school wrestling participation is very low (3%) with football players in the draft and participation continues to fall annually.  However track and field participation appears to be steady if not growing slightly.  Basketball participation is also very prevalent (49%), no surprise.

At the bottom of the draft grid, see latest blog, is a list of the top high school sprint, jumps and throws by players drafted this year. As always the data is approximate and only information available at the time was used to compile the list.  So we apologize for any errors and or omissions.  Additionally sorry for the formatting or lack thereof.

Round Pick Team Last First Position College T&F Basketball Baseball Wrestling Other (Sports) Star (Rivals)
1 1 Texans Clowney Jadaveon DE South Carolina 1 1 5
1 2 Rams Robinson Greg OT Auburn 1 4
1 3 Jaguars Bortles Blake QB Central Florida 1 3
1 4 Bills Watkins Sammy WR Clemson 1 5
1 5 Raiders Mack Khalil LB Buffalo 1 2
1 6 Falcons Matthews Jake OT Texas A&M 1 4
1 7 Buccaneers Evans Mike WR Texas A&M 1 1 3
1 8 Browns Gilbert Justin CB Oklahoma State 1 1 4
1 9 Vikings Barr Anthony LB UCLA 1 1 4
1 10 Lions Ebron Eric TE North Carolina 1 3
1 11 Titans Lewan Taylor OT Michigan 4
1 12 Giants Beckham Odell WR Louisiana State 1 1 4
1 13 Rams Donald Aaron DT Pittsburgh 3
1 14 Bears Fuller Kyle CB Virginia Tech 1 3
1 15 Steelers Shazier Ryan LB Ohio State 4
1 16 Cowboys Martin Zack OT Notre Dame 1 1 4
1 17 Ravens Moseley C.J. LB Alabama 1 1 4
1 18 Jets Pryor Calvin DB Louisville 1 1 3
1 19 Dolphins James Ja’Wuan OT Tennessee 1 4
1 20 Saints Cooks Brandin WR Oregon State 1 1 4
1 21 Packers Clinton-Dix Ha Ha DB Alabama 1 1 5
1 22 Browns Manziel Johnny QB Texas A&M 1 3
1 23 Chiefs Ford Dee DE Auburn 1 3
1 24 Bengals Dennard Darqueze CB Michigan State 1 1 2
1 25 Chargers Verrett Jason CB TCU 1 3
1 26 Eagles Smith Marcus DE Louisville 1 1 3
1 27 Cardinals Buchannon Deone DB Washington State Golf 3
1 28 Panthers Benjamin Kelvin WR Florida State 1 1 4
1 29 Patriots Easley Dominique DT Florida 1 5
1 30 49ers Ward Jimmie DB Northern Illinois 2
1 31 Broncos Roby Bradley CB Ohio State 1 1 3
1 32 Seahawks Bridgewater Teddy QB Louisville 4
2 33 Texans Su’a-Filo Xavier OG UCLA 1 4
2 34 Cowboys Lawrence Demarcus DE Boise State 1 3
2 35 Browns Bitonio Joel OT Nevada 1 1 2
2 36 Raiders Carr Derek QB Fresno State 1 3
2 37 Falcons Hageman Ra’Shede DT Minnesota 1 3
2 38 Buccaneers Seferian-Jenkins Austin TE Washington 1 4
2 39 Jaguars Lee Marquise WR USC 1 1 4
2 40 Lions Van Noy Kyle LB BYU 1 1 4
2 41 Rams Joyner Lamarcus CB Florida State 1 5
2 42 Eagles Matthews Jordan WR Vanderbilt 1 3
2 43 Giants Richburg Weston C Colorado State 1 1 2
2 44 Bills Kouandjio Cyrus OT Alabama 5
2 45 Seahawks Richardson Paul WR Colorado 1 1 4
2 46 Steelers Tuitt Stephon DE Notre Dame 1 1 5
2 47 Redskins Murphy Trent LB Stanford 1 1 3
2 48 Ravens Jernigan Timmy DT Florida State 1 4
2 49 Jets Amaro Jace TE Texas Tech 1 1 4
2 50 Chargers Attaochu Jeremiah LB Georgia Tech 3
2 51 Bears Ferguson Ego DT Louisiana State 1 4
2 52 Cardinals Niklas Troy TE Notre Dame 1 1 4
2 53 Packers Adams Davante WR Fresno State 1 2
2 54 Titans Sankey Bishop RB Washington 1 4
2 55 Bengals Hill Jeremy RB Louisiana State 1 4
2 56 Broncos Latimer Cody WR Indiana 1 1 3
2 57 49ers Hyde Carlos RB Ohio State 1 1 4
2 58 Saints Jean-Baptiste Stanley CB Nebraska 1 1 0
2 59 Colts Mewhort Jack OT Ohio State 1 4
2 60 Panthers Ealy Kony DE Missouri 1 1 4
2 61 Jaguars Robinson Allen WR Penn State 1 3
2 62 Patriots Garoppolo Jimmy QB Eastern Illinois 1 1 2
2 63 Dolphins Landry Jarvis WR Louisiana State 1 1 5
2 64 Seahawks Britt Justin OT Missouri 1 1 2
3 65 Texans Fiedorowicz C.J. TE Iowa 1 1 4
3 66 Redskins Moses Morgan OT Virginia 4
3 67 Dolphins Turner Billy OT North Dakota State 1 2
3 68 Falcons Southward Dezmen DB Wisconsin 1 1 2
3 69 Buccaneers Sims Charles RB West Virginia 1 3
3 70 49ers Martin Marcus C USC 1 3
3 71 Browns Kirksey Christian LB Iowa 1 3
3 72 Vikings Crichton Scott DE Oregon State 3
3 73 Bills Brown Preston LB Louisville 1 3
3 74 Giants Bromley Jay DT Syracuse 0
3 75 Rams Mason Tre RB Auburn 1 1 4
3 76 Lions Swanson Travis C Arkansas 1 3
3 77 49ers Borland Chris LB Wisconsin 1 1 3
3 78 Redskins Long Spencer OG Nebraska 1 1 0
3 79 Ravens Brooks Terrence DB Florida State 1 3
3 80 Jets McDougle Dexter CB Maryland 1 3
3 81 Raiders Jackson Gabe OG Mississippi State 3
3 82 Bears Sutton Will DT Arizona State 3
3 83 Texans Nix Louis DT Notre Dame 1 1 4
3 84 Cardinals Martin Kareem DE North Carolina 1 1 3
3 85 Packers Thornton Khyri DT Southern Miss 4
3 86 Eagles Huff Josh WR Oregon 1 4
3 87 Chiefs Gaines Phillip CB Rice 1 2
3 88 Bengals Clarke Will DE West Virginia 1 1 2
3 89 Chargers Watt Chris OG Notre Dame 1 3
3 90 Colts Moncrief Donte WR Mississippi 1 1 4
3 91 Cardinals Brown John WR Pittsburg State 0
3 92 Panthers Turner Trai OG Louisiana State 4
3 93 Jaguars Linder Brandon OG Miami-Florida 4
3 94 Browns West Terrance RB Towson State 1 1 1 0
3 95 Broncos Schofield Michael OT Michigan 1 1 4
3 96 Vikings McKinnon Jerick RB Georgia Southern 1 3
3 97 Steelers Archer Dri RB Kent State 1 1 2
3 98 Packers Rodgers Richard TE California 1 3
3 99 Ravens Gillmore Crockett TE Colorado State 1 1 3
3 100 49ers Thomas Brandon OT Clemson 1 4
4 101 Eagles Watkins Jaylen CB Florida 1 4
4 102 Redskins Breeland Bashaud CB Clemson 1 1 3
4 103 Falcons Freeman Devonta RB Florida State 4
4 104 Jets Saunders Jalen WR Oklahoma / Fresno State 1 3
4 105 Patriots Stork Bryan C Florida State 3
4 106 49ers Ellington Bruce WR South Carolina 1 1 0
4 107 Raiders Ellis Justin DT Louisiana Tech 1 2
4 108 Seahawks Marsh Cassius DE UCLA 4
4 109 Bills Cockrell Ross CB Duke 1 1 3
4 110 Rams Alexander Maurice DB Utah State 1 1 2
4 111 Bengals Bodine Russell C North Carolina 1 3
4 112 Titans Jones DaQuan DT Penn State 1 3
4 113 Giants Williams Andre RB Boston College 1 3
4 114 Jaguars Colvin Aaron CB Oklahoma 1 3
4 115 Jets Evans Shaquelle WR UCLA 1 4
4 116 Raiders McGill Keith CB Utah 1 4
4 117 Bears Carey Ka’Deem RB Arizona 1 4
4 118 Steelers Bryant Martavis WR Clemson 1 4
4 119 Cowboys Hitchens Anthony LB Iowa 1 1 2
4 120 Cardinals Thomas Logan QB Virginia Tech 1 1 4
4 121 Packers Bradford Carl LB Arizona State 1 3
4 122 Titans Huff Marqueston DB Wyoming 1 3
4 123 Seahawks Norwood Kevin WR Alabama 1 1 4
4 124 Chiefs Thomas De’Anthony RB Oregon 1 5
4 125 Dolphins Aikens Walt CB Liberty / Illinois 1 1 2
4 126 Saints Fortt Khairi LB California / Penn State 1 4
4 127 Browns Desir Pierre CB Lindenwood / Washburn 1 1 2
4 128 Panthers Boston Tre DB North Carolina 1 3
4 129 49ers Johnson Dontae CB N.C. State 1 3
4 130 Patriots White James RB Wisconsin 1 3
4 131 Bears Vereen Brock DB Minnesota 1 3
4 132 Seahawks Pierre-Louis Kevin LB Boston College 1 Lacrosse 4
4 133 Lions Lawson Nevin CB Utah State 1 2
4 134 Ravens Urban Brent DT Virginia 1 2
4 135 Texans Savage Tom QB Pittsburgh / Rutgers 4
4 136 Lions Webster Larry DE Bloomsburg 1 1 0
4 137 Jets Dozier Dakota OT Furman 1 0
4 138 Ravens Taliaferro Lorenzo RB Coastal Carolina 1 0
4 139 Falcons Shembo Prince LB Notre Dame 1 1 4
4 140 Patriots Fleming Cameron OT Stanford 1 1 3
5 141 Eagles Hart Taylor DE Oregon 1 3
5 142 Redskins Grant Ryan WR Tulane 1 2
5 143 Buccaneers Edwards Kadeem OG Tennessee State 1 0
5 144 Jaguars Smith Telvin LB Florida State 1 4
5 145 Vikings Yankey David OG Stanford 3
5 146 Cowboys Street Devin WR Pittsburgh 1 2
5 147 Falcons Allen Ricardo CB Purdue 1 3
5 148 Panthers Benwikere Ben CB San Jose State 1 1 0
5 149 Buccaneers Pamphile Kevin OT Purdue 1 2
5 150 49ers Lynch Aaron DE South Florida / Notre Dame 1 4
5 151 Titans Williamson Avery LB Kentucky 1 3
5 152 Giants Berhe Nat DB San Diego State 1 3
5 153 Bills Richardson Cyril OG Baylor 3
5 154 Jets George Jeremiah LB Iowa State 3
5 155 Dolphins Lynch Arthur TE Georgia 1 4
5 156 Broncos Barrow Lamin LB Louisiana State 3
5 157 Steelers Richardson Shaquille CB Arizona 1 3
5 158 Lions Reid Caraun DT Princeton Lacrosse 2
5 159 Jaguars Smith Chris DE Arkansas 1 3
5 160 Cardinals Stinson Ed DE Alabama 1 4
5 161 Packers Linsley Corey C Ohio State 1 4
5 162 Eagles Reynolds Ed DB Stanford 1 3
5 163 Chiefs Murray Aaron QB Georgia 4
5 164 Bengals McCarron A.J. QB Alabama 1 1 4
5 165 Chargers Carrethers Ryan DT Arkansas State 1 2
5 166 Colts Newsome Jonathan DE Ball State / Ohio State 1 3
5 167 Saints Sunseri Vinnie DB Alabama 3
5 168 Falcons Spruill Marcus LB Syracuse 4
5 169 Saints Powell Ronald LB Florida 5
5 170 49ers Reaser Keith CB Florida Atlantic 1 0
5 171 Dolphins Tripp Jordan LB Montana 1 0
5 172 Seahawks Staten Jimmy DT Middle Tennessee 1 2
5 173 Steelers Johnson Wesley OT Vanderbilt 1 1 3
5 174 Giants Kennard Devon DE USC 1 1 5
5 175 Ravens Urschel John OG Penn State 1 2
5 176 Packers Abbrederis Jared WR Wisconsin 1 1 0
6 177 Texans Pagan Jeoffrey DE Alabama 4
6 178 Titans Mettenberger Zach QB Louisiana State 4
6 179 Patriots Halapio Jon OG Florida 1 3
6 180 49ers Acker Kenneth CB Southern Methodist 1 1 3
6 181 Texans Blue Alfred RB Louisiana State 1 3
6 182 Vikings Exum Antone CB Virginia Tech 1 1 3
6 183 Bears Fales David QB San Jose State 1 3
6 184 Vikings James Kendall CB Maine 1 1 0
6 185 Buccaneers Herron Robert WR Wyoming 1 0
6 186 Redskins Seastrunk Lache RB Baylor 1 5
6 187 Giants Jackson Bennett CB Notre Dame 1 3
6 188 Rams Gaines E.J. CB Missouri 1 1 3
6 189 Lions Jones T.J. WR Notre Dame 4
6 190 Dolphins Hazel Matt WR Coastal Carolina 1 2
6 191 Bears O’Donnell Pat P Miami-Florida 1 2
6 192 Steelers Zumwalt Jordan LB UCLA 1 1 4
6 193 Chiefs Fulton Zach OG Tennessee 1 3
6 194 Ravens Wenning Keith QB Ball State 1 1 3
6 195 Jets Dixon Brandon CB Northwest Missouri State 1 0
6 196 Cardinals Powell Walt WR Murray State 1 0
6 197 Packers Goodson Demetri CB Baylor 1 1 0
6 198 Patriots Moore Zach DE Concordia (St. Paul) 1 0
6 199 Seahawks Scott Garrett OT Marshall 1 1 2
6 200 Chiefs Duvernay-Tardif Laurent OT McGill (Canada) 1 Soccer 0
6 201 Chargers Grice Marion RB Arizona State 1 4
6 202 Saints Rooks Tavon OT Kansas State 1 1 3
6 203 Colts Jackson Andrew LB Western Kentucky 1 2
6 204 Panthers Gaffney Tyler RB Stanford 1 1 4
6 205 Jaguars Bowanko Luke C Virginia 1 1 3
6 206 Patriots Thomas Jemea CB Georgia Tech 1 3
6 207 Broncos Paradis Matthew C Boise State 1 1 0
6 208 Seahawks Pinkins Eric DB San Diego State 1 3
6 209 Jets Enunwa Quincy WR Nebraska 1 3
6 210 Jets Enemkpali I.K. DE Louisiana Tech 2
6 211 Texans Prosch Jay FB Auburn / Illinois 1 1 2
6 212 Bengals Flowers Marquis LB Arizona 4
6 213 Jets Boyd Tajh QB Clemson 4
6 214 Rams Gilbert Garrett QB Southern Methodist 1 5
6 215 Steelers McCullers Daniel DT Tennessee 4
7 216 Texans Hal Andre CB Vanderbilt 1 1 3
7 217 Redskins Bolser Ted TE Indiana 1 3
7 218 Ravens Campanaro Mike WR Wake Forest 1 3
7 219 Raiders Carrie Travis CB Ohio 1 0
7 220 Vikings Stephen Shamar DT Connecticut 1 2
7 221 Bills Johnson Randell LB Florida Atlantic 1 2
7 222 Jaguars Johnson Storm RB Central Florida 1 4
7 223 Vikings Watts Brandon LB Georgia Tech 1 1 3
7 224 Eagles Allen Beau DT Wisconsin 1 3
7 225 Vikings Price Jabari CB North Carolina 1 3
7 226 Rams Van Dyk Mitchell OT Portland State 1 2
7 227 Seahawks Small Kiero RB Arkansas 1 2
7 228 Redskins Hocker Zach K Arkansas Soccer 2
7 229 Lions Freese Nate K Boston College Soccer 2
7 230 Steelers Blanchflower Rob TE Massachusetts 1 0
7 231 Cowboys Gardner Ben DE Stanford Golf 2
7 232 Colts John Ulrick OT Georgia State 1 1 0
7 233 Jets Reilly Trevor LB Utah 1 3
7 234 Dolphins Fede Terrence DE Marist 1 0
7 235 Raiders Harris Shelby DE Illinois State / Wisconsin 1 4
7 236 Packers Janis Jeff WR Saginaw Valley State 1 1 0
7 237 Bills Henderson Seantrel OT Miami-Florida 1 1 5
7 238 Cowboys Smith Will LB Texas Tech 1 1 0
7 239 Bengals Wright James WR Louisiana State 1 1 4
7 240 Chargers Reese Tevin WR Baylor 1 2
7 241 Rams Bryant C.B. DB Ohio State 1 4
7 242 Broncos Nelson Corey LB Oklahoma 1 4
7 243 49ers Ramsey Kaleb DE Boston College 1 3
7 244 Patriots Gallon Jeremy WR Michigan 1 4
7 245 49ers Millard Trey FB Oklahoma 1 1 4
7 246 Bears Leno Charles OT Boise State 1 3
7 247 Raiders Dowling Jonathan DB Western Kentucky / Flordia 1 4
7 248 Cowboys Dixon Ahmad DB Baylor 1 4
7 249 Rams Sam Michael DE Missouri 1 2
7 250 Rams Rhaney Demetrius C Tennessee State 1 2
7 251 Cowboys Bishop Ken DT Northern Illinois 1 3
7 252 Bengals Westbrooks Lavelle CB Georgia Southern 1 0
7 253 Falcons Smallwood Yawin LB Connecticut 1 3
7 254 Cowboys Mitchell Terrance CB Oregon 1 1 3
7 255 Falcons Starr Tyler LB South Dakota 1 0
7 256 Texans Ballentine Lonnie DB Memphis 1 1 3
** Top High School Throwers NFL Draft 2014** Draft Breakdown HS Participation %
Event Distance Name College Track & Field 149 /256 58.5
Shot Put 63’01″ Corey Linsley Ohio State Basketball 126 / 256 49.2
Shot Put 61’10″ Jace Amaro Texas Tech Baseball 17 / 256 6
Shot Put 61’00″ Chris Borland Wisconsin Wrestling 8 / 256 3
Shot Put 60’01″ Weston Richburg Colorado State Other (Sports) 8 / 256 3
Shot Put 59’11″ Greg Robinson Auburn Total (at least 1 sport)   222 / 256 86.7
Shot Put 57’00″ John Urschel Penn State ** 256 total players drafted **
Shot Put 56’08″ Spencer Long Nebraska
Discus 192’07″ Trent Murphy Stanford
Discus 191’02″ Corey Linsley Ohio State
Discus 177’06″ Troy Niklas Notre Dame
Discus 166’04″ Jace Amaro Texas Tech
Discus 157’04″ Logan Thomas Virginia Tech
** All results high school performances
** Top High School Jumpers NFL Draft 2014**
Event Distance Name College
Long Jump 25’01″ Donte Moncrief Mississippi
Long Jump 24’08″ Marquise Lee USC
Long Jump 24’02″ Lavelle Westbrooks Georgia Southern
Long Jump 23’08″ Walter Aikens Liberty / Illinois
Long Jump 23’06″ Devin Street Pittsburgh
High Jump 6’09″ Quincy Enunwa Nebraska
High Jump 6’07″ Marqueston Huff Wyoming
High Jump 6’06″ Kareem Martin North Carolina
High Jump 6’05″ Logan Thomas Virginia Tech
Triple Jump 48’01″ Tevin Reese Baylor
Triple Jump 46’09″ Lavelle Westbrooks Georgia Southern
Triple Jump 45’04″ Mike Evans Texas A&M
Triple Jump 45’04″ Christian Kirksey Iowa
Triple Jump 44’03″ Ed Reynolds Stanford
Triple Jump 44’01″ Larry Webster Bloomsburg
** All results high school performances
** Top High School Sprinters NFL Draft 2014**
Event Time (sec) Name College
100m 10.45 Sammy Watkins Clemson
100m 10.47 Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State
100m 10.49 Dri Archer Kent State
100m 10.49 Lache Seastrunk Baylor
100m 10.50 Robert Herron Wyoming
100m 10.54 Jalen Sanders Oklahoma / Fresno St.
100m 10.57 De’Anthony Thomas Oregon
100m 10.68 Martavis Bryant Clemson
100m 10.72 Darqueze Dennard Michigan State
100m 10.76 Andre Williams Boston College
100m 10.76 Brandin Cooks Oregon State
200m 20.61 De’Anthony Thomas Oregon
200m 20.99 Robert Herron Wyoming
200m 21.11 Sammy Watkins Clemson
200m 21.29 Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State
200m 21.41 Jalen Sanders Oklahoma / Fresno St.
200m 21.46 Dri Archer Kent State
200m 21.46 Martavis Bryant Clemson
200m 21.51 Keith Reaser Florida Atlantic
200m 21.59 Brandin Cooks Oregon State
200m 21.73 Bennett Jackson Notre Dame
110HH 13.75 Bennett Jackson Notre Dame
110HH 14.09 Phillip Gaines Rice
110HH 14.33 Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin
** All results high school performances