The first four are staples of any list like this one. But Connecticut? Really?!?
Yeah, really. And the Patriots even got in the act, taking Aaron Hernandez of Bristol Central. Here are the six Nutmeg Staters to be selected:
* OL Vladimir Ducasse, Jets, Round 2, 61st overall (Stamford/UMass)
* CB Amari Spievey, Lions, Round 3, 66th overall (Middletown Xavier/Iowa)
* OT Bruce Campbell, Raiders, Round 4, 106th overall (Hyde-New Haven/Maryland)
* WR Marcus Easley, Bills, Round 4, 107th overall (Stratford/UConn)
* TE Aaron Hernandez, Patriots, Round 4, 113th overall (Bristol Central/Florida)
* WR David Reed, Ravens, Round 5, 156th overall (New London/Utah)
Congrats to all the people involved with football down there. To be mentioned with some of those other states, well, it’s easy to see that all the high school coaches in Connecticut have reason to be proud.