Former D.C.-area high school football stars feature prominently on several NFL rosters. From the 49ers NaVorro Bowman (Suitland) and Vernon Davis (Dunbar), to the Cardinals’ Darnell Dockett (Paint Branch), to the Browns’ Joe Haden (Friendly), former All-Met standouts are reporting to training camps all over the country this week. Among those reporting will be several rookies hoping to earn their first NFL jobs. Here’s a list of D.C.-area products in their first training camps:
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT (DeMatha): played at Alabama, drafted by the Bills in the second round with the 44th pick.
Jeremiah Attaochu, OL (Carroll): played at Georgia Tech, drafted by the Chargers in the second round with the 50th pick.
Luke Bowanko, OL (Centreville): played at Virginia. Drafted by the Jaguars in the sixth round with the 205th pick.
Michael Campanaro, WR (River Hill): played at Wake Forest. Drafted by the Ravens in the seventh round with the 218th pick.
Undrafted (signed as undrafted free agents):
Damien Thigpen, RB (Stonewall Jackson): played at UCLA, signed by the Cardinals
Louis Young, CB (Good Counsel): played at Georgia Tech, signed by the Broncos
Jerome Couplin, DB (Bishop McNamara): played at William and Mary, signed by the Lions
Mohammed Seisay, CB (West Springfield): played at Nebraska, signed by the Lions
Zach Kerr, DT (Quince Orchard): played at Delaware, signed by the Colts
Eric Pike, OT (DuVal): played at Towson, signed by the Colts
Marcus Whitfield, LB (Northwest): played at Maryland, signed by the Jaguars
Travis Hawkins, DB (Quince Orchard): played at Delaware, signed by the Patriots
Brandon Coleman, WR (Bishop McNamara): played at Rutgers, signed by the Saints
Jordan Stanton, DT (Robinson): played at James Madison, signed by the Giants
Zach Thompson, DE (Stone Bridge): played at Wake Forest, signed by the Jets
Howard Jones, DE (Freedom-Woodbridge): played at Shepherd, signed by the Steelers
Trey Watts, RB (Oakton): played at Tulsa, signed by the Rams
Check out AllMetSports’s Recruit Watch for more information on the next generation of NFL signees.