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State Of Utah Ranks Second Nationally For Players Drafted Into NFL Per Capita In 2021

May 4, 2021, 3:20 PM | Updated: 8:16 pm
Dax Milne - Bingham Miners...
Bingham's Dax Milne runs for a touchdown during a football game against Lone Peak at Bingham High School in South Jordan, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Bingham won 28-10. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NFL Communications announced that the state of Utah ranked second in the country for the most players drafted per capita in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The league released their data on the draft on Tuesday, May 4.

The 2021 NFL Draft took place from April 29-May 1.

Only Louisiana had more players drafted per capita than the state of Utah during the three days of selections.

During the seven rounds, seven players with ties to the state were picked, which tied for 10th most in the nation.

Five of the players drafted came from the BYU football program.

Two of the players, Jay Tufele and Dax Milne, played prep football at Bingham High School. Tufele was drafted in the third round, while Milne was taken in the seventh round.

The two Miners helped Bingham tie for the second-most picks from a single high school during the NFL Draft.

Click here to see the full list of NFL Draft picks and undrafted free agent signees from the state of Utah.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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