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Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?

Updated August 10, 2021 7.1k votes 1.9k voters 12.5k views80 items

List RulesIf 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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    imtheravenman52 addedBaltimore Ravens
    625
    230

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePompano Beach, Florida

    Age24

    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 and  ...more
  • 2
    New York Giants
    983
    404

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceThe Bronx, New York

    Age24

    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 seasons,  ...more
  • 3
    Isaac2 addedSan Francisco 49ers
    293
    80

    PositionDefensive end

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Age23

    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.  ...more
  • 4
    lrjezek911 addedArizona Cardinals
    301
    126

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBedford, Texas

    Age24

    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 A&M  ...more
  • 5
    Isaac2 addedGreen Bay Packers
    189
    65

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Age24

    Jaire Zakar Alexander is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville, and was drafted by the Packers in  ...more
  • 6
    Isaac2 addedLas Vegas Raiders
    192
    87

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Age23

    Joshua Jacobs (born February 11, 1998) is an American football running back for the Las Vegas Raiders. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Raiders in the first round of 2019  ...more
  • 7
    Isaac2 addedJacksonville Jaguars
    150
    88

    PositionLinebacker

    BirthplaceCumberland County, Virginia

    Age24

    Joshua Allen (born July 13, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He most recently played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats.  ...more
  • 8
    Los Angeles Chargers
    51
    7

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    Age23

    Justin Patrick Herbert (born March 10, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Oregon Ducks,  ...more
  • 9
    Minnesota Vikings
    41
    10

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceDestrehan, Louisiana

    Age22

    Justin Jefferson (born June 16, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was drafted by the  ...more
  • 10
    Seattle Seahawks
    41
    10

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Age23

    DeKaylin Zecharius "DK" Metcalf (born December 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss.  ...more
  • 11
    Washington Football Team
    37
    7

    PositionDefensive end

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Age22

    Chase Young (born April 14, 1999) is an American football defensive end for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). A native of Maryland, he played college football for  ...more
  • 12
    Tennessee Titans
    39
    10

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceStarkville, Mississippi

    Age24

    Arthur Juan Brown (born June 30, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss and was drafted by  ...more
  • 13
    Indianapolis Colts
    31
    4

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceSalem, New Jersey

    Age22

    Jonathan Taylor (born January 19, 1999) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin, finishing his  ...more
  • 14
    Cincinnati Bengals
    29
    7

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Age24

    Joseph Lee Burrow (born December 10, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). After starting his college football career as a backup  ...more
  • 15
    Detroit Lions
    33
    13

    PositionTight end

    BirthplaceChariton, Iowa

    Age24

    Thomas Hockenson Jr (born July 3, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. As a redshirt  ...more
  • 16
    Carolina Panthers
    202
    204

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Age24

    Denniston Moore Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. Moore played at Maryland from 2015  ...more
  • 17
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    26
    7

    PositionOffensive tackle

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, Iowa

    Age22

    Tristan Wirfs (born January 24, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa.  ...more
  • 18
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    30
    13

    PositionMiddle linebacker

    BirthplaceSpringhill, Louisiana

    Age23

    Devin White (born February 17, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A consensus All American, White played college football at LSU, winning the 2018 Butkus Award,  ...more
  • 19
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    29
    11

    PositionFree Safety

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey

    Age24

    Minkah Fitzpatrick Jr. (born November 17, 1996) is an American football free safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was  ...more
  • 20
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    24
    9

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceAbbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

    Age23

    Chase Claypool (born July 7, 1998) is a Canadian gridiron football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame and was  ...more
  • 21
    Cincinnati Bengals
    21
    7

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceHarvey, Louisiana

    Age21

    Ja'Marr Anthony Chase (born March 1, 2000) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) . As a sophomore in 2019 for the LSU Tigers, he led  ...more
  • 22
    Cleveland Browns
    27
    14

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New York

    Age24

    Denzel N. Ward (born April 28, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.  ...more
  • 23
    San Francisco 49ers
    23
    10

    PositionLinebacker

    BirthplaceSan Marcos, California

    Age24

    Federico Anthony "Fred" Warner (born November 19, 1996) is an American football linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at BYU and was  ...more
  • 24
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    20
    7

    PositionSafety

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Age22

    Antoine Duane Winfield Jr. (born August 16, 1998) is an American football free safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Minnesota, and  ...more
  • 25
    Denver Broncos
    20
    9

    PositionTight end

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Age23

    Noah Fant (born November 20, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Fant was selected  ...more