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Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now? 

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Updated February 14, 2020 16.8k votes 1.3k voters 5.6k 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

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas

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 New York Giants

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Bronx, New York

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
3
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers

Position: Running back, Return specialist

Birthplace: Castle Rock, Colorado

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
4
Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Wide Receiver, Return specialist

Birthplace: Lauderhill, Florida

Age: 24

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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Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
New Orleans Saints

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Norcross, Georgia

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
6
Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Houston Texans

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Gainesville, Georgia

Age: 23

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
7
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
8
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Dallas Cowboys

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Alton, Illinois

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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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 24

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
10
Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
AdamLaw added Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

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
11
Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: Wide receiver

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

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
12
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
13
Myles Garrett is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Minnesota Vikings

Position: Wide receiver

Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Age: 25

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
15
Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Jamal Adams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added New York Jets

Position: Strong safety

Birthplace: Lewisville, Texas, USA

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
17
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added Dallas Cowboys

Position: Wide receiver

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Age: 25

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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Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Zack Scott added Minnesota Vikings

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Opa-locka, Florida

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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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Age: 23

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
20
Leighton Vander Esch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
bobdawg added Dallas Cowboys

Position: Linebacker

Birthplace: Riggins, Idaho

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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Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Novato, California

Age: 24

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
22
Ryan Ramczyk is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Tre'Davious White is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Cleveland Browns

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio

Age: 23

Kareem AJ Hunt (born August 6, 1995) is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo and was drafted by ...more
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Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?
Landon Collins

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 25

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