Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a breakout season in 2015. We knew he was talented, but when rookie Tevin Coleman took his job, there were doubts. (I myself wondered whether Freeman could be an elite running back.) But then Coleman was injured and Freeman seized the opportunity, breaking out like a man possessed. But that's not where it all started for Freeman. Once upon a time Freeman started and starred for 2013 National Champions.
Freeman wasn't the only premier player on that team. He was one of twenty-two starters on that team. Fast forward three years and all twenty-two of them have NFL contracts. Don't blink, because you read that correctly: all twenty-two of them have NFL contracts.
It was clear that the Florida State Seminoles had an outstanding team three years ago when they won the BCS National Championship, finishing the season 14-0. Jameis Winston was the top NFL prospect on the team, but he wasn't the only one. He was far from it. The roster was loaded with pros.
I wasn't personally a huge fan of that team, but there's no denying the talent it boasted. Not every player has contributed to their respective teams like Freeman or Jameis Winston have. But still, the success of those players after their collegiate careers is truly historical. The fact that Freeman is part of that is noteworthy to say the least.