As you may know, we annually like to focus on the offensive star power of the NFL's 32 teams by ranking triplets (QB/RB/WR). As you may also know, many pro football players first played football in college ... which brings me to our first-ever top-10 ranking of NFL triplets by college.
If you're like me, you'll be surprised more by the juggernauts that DIDN'T make it. Sorry, LSU, you need a QB. Tom Brady, you can't make this list without a worthy RB or WR. Beyond Zeke Elliott, the Buckeyes are meh. Even without a viable RB, Fresno State is better off with Derek Carr and Davante Adams than all of the above. No Texas, no UCLA, no Penn State, no Miami, no Florida, no Oregon ... Here are four triplets that JUST missed:
UCF: Blake Bortles/Latavius Murray/Brandon Marshall
TEXAS A&M: Ryan Tannehill/Christine Michael/Mike Evans
TEXAS TECH: Patrick Mahomes/DeAndre Washington/Michael Crabtree
LOUISVILLE: Teddy Bridgewater/Bilal Powell/DeVante Parker
No need to explain the QB and WR (beyond Gordon being affiliated with Utah via the one season he sat out after transferring there from Baylor). But don't close the book on Devontae. Going into Year 3, there's still reason to hope for a breakout.