The four urban areas with high schools that boast the most NFL draft picks may not be a surprise, but upon further investigation, metro regions near Washington, D.C., New York City, St. Louis and Mobile, Ala., show an interesting trend.
Brad Edwards compares the high school recruiting ratings of recent NFL first-round picks and the players projected to be picked early this year. What he found is that offensive and defensive lineman are the most difficult recruits to evaluate.
With the college-to-NFL pipeline content this week on ESPN.com, Bruce Feldman takes a different angle -- the best HS-to-college pipelines. Think Bishop McDevitt (LeSean McCoy), Mater Dei (Matt Leinart), Northwestern (Florida) and more.
The day after the Super Bowl, Bruce Feldman -- ear to the ground on recruiting as always -- talks about how Drew Brees' ascension to SB MVP is another step in the process of him becoming the prototype idol for Texas HS quarterbacks.