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Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?

Updated November 30, 2020 29.7k votes 1.8k voters 11.2k views60 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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    267

    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    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 Baseball...  more
  • 2
    872
    229

    Christian McCaffrey

    Carolina Panthers

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    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 football...  more
  • 3
    249
    50

    Nick Bosa

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionDefensive end

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    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
    844
    324

    Tyreek Hill

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionWide Receiver, Return specialist

    BirthplaceLauderhill, Florida

    Age26

    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 University,...  more
  • 5
    951
    384

    Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants

    PositionRunning back

    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
  • 6
    583
    214

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePompano 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 and...  more
  • 7
    448
    162

    Dalvin Cook

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceOpa-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 he...  more
  • 8
    628
    255
    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
  • 9
    663
    281

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    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 the...  more
  • 10
    465
    194

    Jamal Adams

    New York Jets

    PositionStrong safety

    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 NFL...  more
  • 11
    675
    312

    Alvin Kamara

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionRunning back

    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 Devils...  more
  • 12
    472
    222

    Stefon Diggs

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceGaithersburg, Maryland

    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 round...  more
  • 13
    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 Jaguars...  more
  • 14
    162
    54

    Josh Jacobs

    Oakland Raiders

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Joshua Jacobs (born February 11, 1998) is an American football running back for the Oakland Raiders. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Raiders in the first round of 2019...  more
  • 15
    246
    110

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

    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
  • 16
    143
    48

    Jaire Alexander

    Green Bay Packers
    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
  • 17
    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 Browns first...  more
  • 18
    401
    224

    Amari Cooper

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age26

    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 where he...  more
  • 19
    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 Saints...  more
  • 20
    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 senior...  more
  • 21
    94
    21

    Chris Godwin

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    PositionWide receiver

    Rod Christopher Godwin Jr. (born February 27, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State....  more
  • 22
    Christopher Deshun Jones is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State University, and was...  more
  • 23
    579
    376

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceAlton, 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
  • 24
    127
    52

    Josh Allen

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionLinebacker

    BirthplaceCumberland County, Virginia

    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
  • 25
    515
    348

    Juju Smith-Schuster

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionWide receiver

    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 football at USC...  more