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Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?  

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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 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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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Saquon Barkley 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, running for 3,843 ...more
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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley II 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 earned All-SEC honors in 2012 ...more
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Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Tyreek D'Shaun Hill is an American football player for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Garden City Community College, Oklahoma State University, and ...more
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Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Alvin Mentian Kamara is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Tennessee and was ...more
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Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
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Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist. He played college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Panthers with the ...more
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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Ezekiel Elijah Elliott 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 earned second-team ...more
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
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John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC. Smith ...more
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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added 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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Myles Garrett is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Stefon Mar'sean Diggs 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 round, 146th overall of ...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
Amari Cooper is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at Alabama. He was the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver and a unanimous All-American in 2014. ...more
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Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams
Jared Thomas Goff (born October 14, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at University of ...more
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Leighton Vander Esch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
bobdawg added 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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Jamal Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
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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Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Kareem AJ Hunt is an American football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo. Hunt attended South High School in ...more
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Ryan Ramczyk is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Landon Alexander Collins is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama for three seasons and won a national ...more
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Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added
Calvin Orin Ridley is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Falcons in ...more
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Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
Leonard Joseph Fournette III is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the ...more
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Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added
Dalvin James Cook is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State, where he finished his career ...more