2022 NFL draft: Where each first-round pick played high school football

2022 NFL draft: Where each first-round pick played high school football

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2022 NFL draft: Where each first-round pick played high school football

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The NFL was infused with an abundance of promising talent in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft.

It was not too long ago that the NFL’s newest brightest stars were dominating at their respective high schools, though. Long before the college stardom that led them to be drafted in the first round, many of Thursday night’s selections were key pieces for prominent high school football programs.

With the first round of this year’s NFL draft in the books, USA Today High School Sports decided to a look at where each first-rounder played their high school football.

Let’s get into it.

1
DE Travon Walker — Upson-Lee (Ga.)

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2
DE Aidan Hutchinson — Divine Child (Mich.)

Syndication: Detroit Free Press

3
CB Derek Stingley Jr. — Dunham School (La.)

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4
CB Ahmad Gardner — Martin Luther King (Mich.)

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5
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux — Oaks Christian (Calif.)

Syndication: Detroit Free Press

6
OT Ikem Ekwonu — Providence Day School (N.C.)

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7
OT Evan Neal — IMG Academy (Fla.)

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8
WR Drake London — Moorpark (Calif.)

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9
OT Charles Cross — Laurel (Miss.)

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10
WR Garrett Wilson — Lake Travis (Texas)

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11
WR Chris Olave — Mission Hills (Calif.)

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12
WR Jameson Williams — Cardinal Ritter College Prep (Mo.)

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13
DT Jordan Davis — Mallard Creek (N.C.)

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14
S Kyle Hamilton — Marist School (Ga.)

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15
G Kenyon Green — Atascocita (Texas)

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16
WR Jahan Dotson — Nazareth (Pa.)

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17
G Zion Johnson — Riverdale Baptist (Md.)

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18
WR Treylon Burks — Warren (Ark.)

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19
OT Trevor Penning — Newman Catholic (Iowa)

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

20
QB Kenny Pickett — Ocean Township (N.J.)

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21
CB Trent McDuffie — St. John Bosco (Calif.)

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22
LB Quay Walker — Crisp County (Ga.)

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

23
CB Kaiir Elam — The Benjamin School (Fla.)

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24
OT Tyler Smith — North Crowley (Texas)

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

25
C Tyler Linderbaum — Solon (Iowa)

Syndication: Arizona Republic

26
DE Jermaine Johnson — Eden Prairie (Minn.)

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

27
LB Devin Lloyd — Otay Ranch (Calif.)

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28
DT Devonte Wyatt — Towers (Ga.)

Syndication: Online Athens

29
G Cole Strange — Farragut (Tenn.)

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

30
DE George Karlaftis — West Lafayette (Ind.)

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

31
S Daxton Hill — Booker T. Washington (Okla.)

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32
S Lewis Cine — Trinity Christian School (Texas)

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