Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus released his rankings of the 25 best players who will be under 25 years old by the start of the 2021 NFL season. The list is filled with high profile players like Lamar Jackson (No. 3), Josh Allen (No. 2), Nick Bosa (No. 5), Chase Young (No. 8), and D.K. Metcalf (No. 11). It also includes lesser known players like Cincinnati safety Jessie Bates III (No. 12), Bears linebacker Roquan Smith (No. 17), and New England Patriots’ offensive linemen Michael Onwenu (No. 21) and Isaiah Wynn (No. 25).
The best player on the list isn’t Jackson, nor is it Josh Allen or Kyler Murray (No.