NFL Draft Day 2001
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NFL Draft Day 2001

The NFL Draft came and went this year and if you were like many of the other residents of Illinois wondering who if anybody was a IHSF player we've got the answers for you.

Illinois clocked in with 7 former high school players getting picked by various NFL teams. California & Texas were the two largest sources of talent. How did Illinois neighbouring states fair? Wisconsin & Missouri both had 4 each, Iowa had 3 & Indiana had one. Missouri had the most representatives go in the first round. With Justin Smith from Jefferson City HS, Jefferson City, Mo. going 4th overall to the Cincinnati Bengals & Jamar Fletcher from Hazelwood East HS, St. Louis, Mo.going 26th to the Miami Dolphins. Wisconsin also had a first rounder in Michael Bennett from /Milwaukee Tech HS going 27th overall to the Vikings.

Below are the Illinois draftees;

(3,87) Reggie Hayward - Denver Broncos/Dolton (Thornridge)

(4,112) Carlos Polk - San Diego Chargers/Rockford (Guilford)

(4,118) Ryan Diem - Indianapolis Colts/Carol Stream (Glenbard North)

(4,124) Justin McCareins - Tennessee Titans/Naperville (North)

(5,144) Marques Sullivan - Buffalo Bills/Oak Park (Fenwick)

(6,190) Kevin Kasper - Denver Broncos/Darien (Hinsdale South)

(7,210) Harold Blackmon - Seattle Seahawks/Chicago (Leo)


Indiana (1)

Iowa (3)

Wisconsin (4)

Missouri (4)
































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