By the end of the weekend, nine players with Sacramento-area high school roots were either chosen in the NFL draft or signed as undrafted free agents.
Ahkello Witherspoon, heading to the 49ers, and the Oakland-bound Eddie Vanderdoes were the area’s highlights, both picked in the third round.
Tweeting before the draft started, Vanderdoes had no lack of confidence.
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Here are the local players and their NFL destinations:
Those with Twitter accounts celebrated the good news in 140 characters or less, and others received recognition from their high schools.