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.
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.