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Best Young NFL Teams

Through ESPN Insider, the research group, Football Outsiders, put together a ranking of the 32 NFL clubs by their roster talent under 25 years of age. They liked the New England Patriots the best, basing their ranking on a variety of criteria, including number of games started by the under-25 players, young All-Pros on the roster and how they did in the recent 2012 NFL Draft.

As far as the Baltimore Ravens, they put our team 19th in their ranking, just behind the Cleveland Browns and ahead of the Dallas Cowboys. Here is what they said about the Ravens wealth of under-25 talent on the roster:

The Ravens are stacked with young guys who played a big role last year. RB Ray Rice is your headliner, but CB Jimmy Smith (who was excellent in our charting stats last year), WR Torrey Smith, TE Ed Dickson and DT Terrence Cody also gave the team a lot of productive snaps. DE Pernell McPhee generated a ton of pressure in limited action, and we even think T Jah Reid could develop into a decent player. The Ravens suffer a bit in the ratings because they just didn't give many snaps to youngsters outside of those seven. Still, that's an enviable young core, especially once LB Courtney Upshaw is added to it.