Chicago is a hotbed for NFL talent.

A study conducted by found that players hailing from the Windy City have the highest chances of making it in the NFL, followed by Los Angeles and Houston. The three cities have produced over 1,000 players collectively.

On a per-capita basis, the South reigns supreme. Mississippi averages 2.02 active NFL players per 10,000 residents, while Louisiana and Alabama round out the top three with 1.80 and 1.39 players per 10,000 people, respectively.

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