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Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Where are the speed and skill positions coming from in the NFL Draft? Just looking at WRs, DBs, and RBs from the last 5 drafts (2017-2021), Louisiana, per capita, is producing NFL skill/speed talent at a rate that is almost DOUBLE the next highest state (Mississippi).



9:48 AM · May 3, 2021


Also interesting that in terms of speed and skill players per million of population (the right-most column), traditional SEC footprint states make up the Top 6.


JoseyWalesTheOutlaw
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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
You're not going to out athlete Loseranna. Just hope they don't sign an elite QB from outside their state.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
Then why has Alabama beat them NINE out of the last TEN meetings?


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Just hope they don't sign an elite QB from outside their state.
Thank goodness they’re never interested in this


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
Interesting, thanks for posting. Curious, did they sort by birthplace or where they went to high school?


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Then why has Alabama beat them NINE out of the last TEN meetings?

Because Rich Rod told your school "no" at the same time the best college coach in America gave up on the NFL


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
See Joe Burrow. (transfers count as well).


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
Bama signs a lot of those kids


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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did they sort by birthplace or where they went to high school

It doesn't specify in this case, but in the past these lists have been sorted by where they graduated high school.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Because Rich Rod told your school "no" at the same time the best college coach in America gave up on the NFL
This can’t be it.

LSU and Alabama had what I thought was the best rivalry in college football brewing a decade ago. The games were epic and LSU was winning.

But now y’all have lost 9 out of the last 10 games. Christ that’s hard to type.

What’s happening?


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Then why has Alabama beat them NINE out of the last TEN meetings?


Unlike the skill position, the state doesn't produce much on the OL and DL positions that are SEC caliber.



JoseyWalesTheOutlaw
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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
Hell those go to Bama


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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This can’t be it.

It can, and it is


Mulkey Man
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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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It doesn't specify in this case, but in the past these lists have been sorted by where they graduated high school.


Thanks man. I don't have anything other than anecdotal proof, but my guess is Louisiana would have a higher amount if they went by birthplace. There have been several good players who moved to Texas and other states at a young age due to Katrina. I also suspect Florida would have a lower amount, because it might have inflated numbers due to IMG and other sports academies bringing in players from other states.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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I also suspect Florida would have a lower amount, because it might have inflated numbers due to IMG

Good point, IMG alone would skew Florida's numbers dramatically if graduation is indeed the criteria.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Hell those go to Bama


The last two top OL prospects from the state went to Alabama and Auburn.

You got one of the last, Cam Robinson, and Auburn got the other, Greg Robinson. Les was terrible at bringing in quality at the line positions.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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What’s happening?


Could have something to do with bama winning the National Championship 5 times in the last 10 years and typically recruits a top 1 or 2 class annually.
You act like other teams consistently beat bama, who besides Clemson has fared .500 or better in the last 10 years.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
What is RDdawgs opinion in this per capita thing they speak of?


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
I consider every Louisiana product fast as hell....they breed stupid athletic fast twitch guys down there.


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re: Per capita, Louisiana is producing the most NFL skill/speed talent, and by a large margin
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Interesting, thanks for posting. Curious, did they sort by birthplace or where they went to high school?
Looks like where they were born, since there is a UTK guy from Canada - Josh Palmer would be my guess - who was born in Canada but went to high school in Florida.


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