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The NFL has a clause stating that to be eligible to be drafted, a player must have been out of high school for a minimum of 3 years. This however doe not mean the player has to play at college, but virtually every player has.

The 3 year clause is for the player's safety. Think about it, even the biggest guy in high school may be 6'3", and 230lbs. However, if the 3 year clause was not present, we would see 230lb rookies going up against 300+ lb linemen, and that won't be a pretty sight.

Therefore, no, no player has ever been drafted straight out of high school, some may have not gone to college, but all are at least 21 years old.

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None, However Antonio Gates (currently San Diego Chargers) only played Basketball in college.

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As of 2014, there has never been a high school football player to be drafted into the NFL. The NFL only drafts players that have been out of high school for 3 years or longer.

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yes infact there has

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