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Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now? 

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Updated February 14, 2020 16.7k votes 1.3k voters 5.5k views 60 items

List Rules If you're adding to the list, ensure the player is no older than 24.

Being a star football player is one thing, but being known as one of the best NFL players under 25 is quite the impressive achievement. While youthfulness can often be seen as an advantage in sports, you can also argue the experience veterans have gives them the upper hand. Nevertheless, these young NFL players have all made a name for themselves long before turning a quarter century. Of all the NFL players under 25 years old, though, who do you think is the best in the game? 

Featuring some of the best quarterbacks currently in the NFL, as well as top wide receivers, linebackers, and defensive ends, this list of NFL players under 25 is full of talent. From rising star Alvin Kamara to Falcon's linebacker Deion Jones, some of the youngest players in the NFL are also considered the league's best. In short, while these guys may be young, they're scoring touchdowns and blocking plays right up there with the vets. 

Check out the list of football players under 25 below and vote up the youngsters you think are performing best. If your favorite player is missing from the list, feel free to add them—just ensure they're no older than 24.

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Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
LuckyDarth123 added Patrick Mahomes II
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former Major League ...more
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Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added Christian McCaffrey
Carolina Panthers
Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
AdamLaw added Lamar Jackson
Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville ...more
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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Saquon Barkley
New York Giants
Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three ...more
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Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill (born March 1, 1994) is an American football player for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Garden City Community College, Oklahoma State ...more
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Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Houston Texans
Derrick Deshaun Watson (born September 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and led ...more
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Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Joseph Anthony Bosa is an American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, and was selected by the ...more
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Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Mentian Kamara (born July 25, 1995) is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played high school football for the Blue ...more
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Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin James Cook (born August 10, 1995) is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State, where ...more
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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elijah Elliott (born July 22, 1995) is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, where he ...more
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
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Pittsburgh Steelers
John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster (born November 22, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Jalen Lattrel Ramsey is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the ...more
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Jamal Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
New York Jets
Jamal Lee Adams is an American football strong safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted sixth overall in the 2017 ...more
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Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Minnesota Vikings
Stefon Mar'sean Diggs (born November 29, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth ...more
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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams
Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he ...more
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Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
Dallas Cowboys
Amari Cooper (born June 17, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Alabama ...more
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Myles Garrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Myles Lorenz Garrett is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, and was drafted by the ...more
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Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Marshon Demond Lattimore is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, and was drafted by the ...more
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Leighton Vander Esch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
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Dallas Cowboys
Leighton Vander Esch is an American football outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boise State. As a redshirt freshman, ...more
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Nick Bosa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Isaac2 added
San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa (born October 23, 1997) is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.
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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added Baker Mayfield
Cleveland Browns
Baker Reagan Mayfield (born April 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Mayfield began his college football career as a ...more
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Kyler Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
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Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played college football for the Texas ...more
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Ryan Ramczyk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Ryan Ramczyk is an American football offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Saints in ...more
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Tre'Davious White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
Tre'Davious White is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, where he was a consensus All-American as a ...more
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Jaylon Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
bobdawg added
Jaylon Smith is an American football outside linebacker for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.