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Breaking news: Florida produces football talent

Nifty little time-waster, courtesy of USA Today: a database of every NFL draft pick since 1988, which can be sorted by, among other things, college, college state, college conference and high school state (based on the player's first high school).

How does Florida compare, high school-wise? Pretty well (surprise, surprise), with 565 draft picks -- third only to California (732) and Texas (592). On the other end, Maine and Vermont have produced exactly zero picks in those 21 years (but probably a decent hockey player or two).

--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)