This year’s draft is in the books and another Simone winner heard his named called. This time Not only was a Simone winner drafted but he heard his name called in his home town as Kansas City hosted the draft.
Park Hill’s Ronnie Bell was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round and he becomes the ninth Simone winner to be drafted. In addition to Simone winners three Buchanan winners and a Bell winner have also been drafted.
Here is the complete list of award winners who have been drafted:
2017 Ronnie Bell, Park Hill, 2023 Draft 7th round 253 overall
2015 Skylar Thompson, Fort Osage 2022 Draft 7th round 247 overall
2014 Drew Lock Lee’s Summit 2019 Draft 2nd Round 42 overall
2011 Evan Boehm Lee’s Summit West 2016 Draft 4th Round 128 overall
2005 Josh Freeman Grandview 2009 Draft 1st Round 17 overall
2004 Chase Coffman Raymore-Peculiar 2009 Draft 3rd Round 98 overall
2000 Darren Sproles Olathe North 2005 Draft 4th Round 130 overall
1996 Ladell Betts Blue Springs 2002 Draft 2nd Round 56 overall
1986 Tim Ryan Rockhurst 1991 Draft 5th Round 136 overall
2014 Carlos Davis, Blue Springs 2020 Draft 7th Round 232 overall
2013/12 Elijah Lee, Blue Springs 2017 Draft 7th Round 232 overall
2010/11 Evan Boehm Lee’s Summit West 2016 Draft 4th Round 128 overall
2012 Malik Collins, Center, 2016 Draft 3rd Round 67 overall