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Ohio State, Notre Dame home to top defensive 'triplets' in CFB


Every college coach craves "triplets" -- trios of top-tier talent capable of dominating games. Today, CFB 24/7 is looking at the top defensive triplets (the best set of players along the line, at linebacker and in the secondary). Monday, we looked at the top offensive triplets. We're also providing a list of the top triplets in the leagues that don't make our top 12.

12. Tennessee

11. Oklahoma State

10. USC

9. Florida State

8. Florida


6. Michigan State

Take a look at the top 10 players from Penn State to play in the NFL.

5. Penn State

4. Alabama

3. Virginia Tech

Check out the top 10 players from Notre Dame to play in the NFL.

2. Notre Dame

1. Ohio State

Other leagues

AAC: Temple (DT Matt Ioannidis, LB Tyler Matakevich, CB Tavon Young)
C-USA: Louisiana Tech (DT Vernon Butler, LB Nick Thomason, S Xavier Woods)
MAC: Akron (NT Cody Grice, LB Jatavis Brown, CB DeAndre Scott)
MWC: Boise State (DE Kamalei Correa, LB Tanner Vallejo, FS Darian Thompson)
SUN BELT: Louisiana-Monroe (DT Gerrand Johnson, LB Hunter Kissinger, S Mitch Lane)

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