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Who Are the Best NFL Players Under 25 Right Now?

Updated June 2, 2020 28.3k votes 1.6k voters 9.3k 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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  • 1
    Patrick Mahomes II
    1,125
    281

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Christian McCaffrey
    811
    235

    Christian McCaffrey

    Carolina Panthers

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Saquon Barkley
    964
    392

    Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants

    PositionRunning back

    Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) is an American football running back for the New York... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    LAMAR DEMEATRICE JACKSON JUNIOR
    507
    179

    LAMAR DEMEATRICE JACKSON JUNIOR

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePompano Beach, Florida, United States

    Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Tyreek Hill
    806
    340

    Tyreek Hill

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionWide Receiver, Return specialist

    Age26

    Tyreek Hill (born March 1, 1994) is an American football player for the Kansas City Chiefs of... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Nick Bosa
    134
    18

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Joey Bosa
    580
    262
    Joseph Anthony Bosa is an American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Deshaun Watson
    617
    285

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

    Derrick Deshaun Watson (born September 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jamal Adams
    411
    173

    Jamal Adams

    New York Jets

    PositionStrong safety

    BirthplaceLewisville, Texas, USA

    Jamal Lee Adams is an American football strong safety for the New York Jets of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Dalvin Cook
    370
    167

    Dalvin Cook

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionRunning back

    Dalvin James Cook (born August 10, 1995) is an American football running back for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Alvin Kamara
    647
    348

    Alvin Kamara

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionRunning back

    Alvin Mentian Kamara (born July 25, 1995) is an American football running back for the New... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Josh Jacobs
    90
    14

    Josh Jacobs

    Oakland Raiders

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Joshua Jacobs (born February 11, 1998) is an American football running back for the Oakland... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Stefon Diggs
    405
    235

    Stefon Diggs

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceGaithersburg, Maryland

    Age26

    Stefon Mar'sean Diggs (born November 29, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jalen Ramsey
    Jalen Lattrel Ramsey is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Ezekiel Elliott
    603
    380

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionRunning back

    Ezekiel Elijah Elliott (born July 22, 1995) is an American football running back for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Amari Cooper
    375
    223

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Marshon Lattimore
    Marshon Demond Lattimore is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Myles Garrett
    Myles Lorenz Garrett is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Juju Smith-Schuster
    531
    347

    Juju Smith-Schuster

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster (born November 22, 1996) is an American football wide... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Kyler Murray
    170
    90

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

    Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Tre'Davious White
    Tre'Davious White is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Todd Gurley
    608
    454

    Todd Gurley

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Age26

    Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Jaire Alexander
    75
    22

    Jaire Alexander

    Green Bay Packers
    Jaire Zakar Alexander is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Chris Jones
    Christopher Deshun Jones is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Leighton Vander Esch
    234
    160

    Leighton Vander Esch

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionLinebacker

    Leighton Vander Esch is an American football outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the... more on Wikipedia