Arizona State has best offensive trio in Pac-12, according to NFL.com
According to a list on the best offensive trios in each major college football conference from NFL.com, ASU’s Taylor Kelly, D.J. Foster and Jaelen Strong reign supreme in the Pac-12 conference.
Kelly has been one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the country for the past two seasons, but led his team to an 8-5 record in his 2012 sophomore season and led the Sun Devils to a Pac-12 South title in his 2013 junior campaign. While not as talented as his Pac-12 counterparts Brett Hundley of UCLA or Marcus Mariota of Oregon, Kelly runs his offense and plays the quarterback position just as well of either of those two do.
D.J. Foster will be replacing all-purpose running back Marion Grice as the Devils’ starting running back. However, if the last few games of the 2013 season are any indicator, the offense will be in good hands. Foster can line up anywhere on the field, just like Grice could, and still be a legitimate threat to score on any given play. The junior-to-be ran for 501 yards on 93 attempts (5.4 average) and 6 TDs, but the real eye-catcher is that he hauled in 69 receptions for 653 yards and 4 TDs. Foster’s numbers will only get better as he moves into the role of featured back.
Jaelen Strong very well could be the best receiver on the west coast. He is a physical freak at 6″4′, 205 lbs. He caught 75 passes for 1,122 yards and 7 scores. It’s thought by many that should Strong decide to leave school a year early to enter the NFL Draft, he would be a first round pick and possibly the first receiver taken. That could be something to keep an eye on, but Strong looks primed to lead the Pac-12 in receiving in 2014.
Phoenix Sports-Kings Lead Columnist Dylan Veltkamp @DylanVeltkampSK