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It’s that time of the year again, the time where we get to argue about which NFL Draft prospect is better than the other, and other various things related to the NFL Draft. Here’s another notch in the belt of Texas high school football – the first three off the board in Mel Kiper’s projections all played high school football in the Lone Star State.

Now, the accuracy of Kiper’s mock drafts and analysis has been disputed among fans for a long time, but the top three seem like a solid bet. Myles Garrett (Arlington Martin) might have posted the all-time best NFL Combine numbers for a defensive end, even beating out Jadeveon Clowney. Solomon Thomas (Coppell) was right up there with him, and is seen as a consistent run stopper. Jamal Adams (Lewisville Hebron) has been given high praise from scouts for his leadership as well as his top ten skill, the phrase “natural-born leader of men” is not lightly thrown around by the analysts who will literally knock someone down three rounds because their hands aren’t big enough.

Texas routinely supplies top talent to the rest of the US, and this year is no different. The amount of top talent that came from Texas was insane this year, and there’s little sign of it slowing down.

 

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