With 56 players in total, New Jersey claimed its position as the state that produced the 10th most NFL players last season.
As we all expected, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and Ohio secured the first five spots; however, much to some surprise, the Garden State holds its own at number ten. Out of those 56, we consider who should be ranked amongst the top three.
(Old Bridge, New Jersey)
Back in High School, Minkah was considered as one of the best wideouts (hauling in 45 passes for 1111 yards in his senior year) and the number four cornerback, according to ESPN. Throughout his career at Alabama, Fitzpatrick picked up 171 tackles, 9 interceptions, 5 sacks, and he took it to the house 4 times, too!
Unsurprisingly, Fitzpatrick was picked up early during the 2018 NFL draft - 11th to be exact - by the Pittsburgh Steelers. At 25 years old, Fitzpatrick has already been named an all-pro, picked up numerous pro-bowl appearances, and has been likened to Steelers legend, Polamalu. While we think there is still a little way to go before being likened to one of the GOATs, we certainly think Fitzpatrick deserves a spot in our top three!
(Piscataway, New Jersey)
If you’re wondering where to place your latest free bet, the chances of a Malcolm Jenkins pick are always favorable - especially when you consider that the 3x pro-bowler and 2x Super Bowl champion has racked up an impressive 1000+ tackles and 21 interceptions in his career to date.
Prior to his accomplishments in the NFL, Malcolm was named All-American twice, All-Big Ten thrice, and earned the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best DB. His NFL career so far has seen him fly with the Eagles, soar with the Saints, and sees him sit amongst our top three Garden State ballers today.
(Holmdel, New Jersey)
There aren’t many players who can say they earned unanimous All-American Honors at Notre Dame . Even fewer can say they had such a strong impact on the NFL from the word go. That is, of course, unless your name is Quenton Nelson!
Nelson, like Fitzpatrick, entered the NFL Draft in 2018 where the Indianapolis Colts would waste no time snapping him up at the number 6 pick. Nelson would instantly emerge as the starting guard for the Colts - a position he has held onto ever since. It is worth mentioning that Nelson has also made it to the pro-bowl and made it to the all-pro team every year since joining the NFL. The Colts' offensive line is considered as one of the best across the whole of the NFL and there is no doubt their starting guard deserves a mention here.
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