Gwinnett County football lands all-time high 23 players on NFL rosters

Aug 26, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook (87) is defended by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

What states produce the most NFL talent? The league answered that question for 2018 with numbers it released Thursday.

Florida is first, followed by California, Texas and Georgia.

Here’s the full list of 2018 NFL players by state:

211 — Florida

185 — California

175 — Texas

123 — Georgia

76 — Ohio

60 — Alabama

59 — Louisiana

59 — Pennsylvania

55 — New Jersey

55 — North Carolina

47 — Virginia

46 — Illinois

43 — Michigan

43 — South Carolina

As for which cities are the best talent pools, here are the top hometowns for 2018 NFL players:

24 — Miami, Fla.

20 — Houston, Texas

16 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

15 — Cincinnati, Ohio

14 — New Orleans, La.

12 — San Diego, Calif.

11 — Detroit, Mich.

11 — Orlando, Fla.

11 — Washington, D.C.

10 — Mobile, Ala

10 — Tampa, Fla.

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