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Ravens with 3 young stars on Bleacher Report’s “Top 25 under 25”

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On top of being one of the best teams in the NFL last season, the Ravens have much more to look forward to in the coming years according to Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon, as they top the list for most players on his list of Top 25 Under 25: Ranking NFL’s Best Young Stars Ahead of the 2020 Draft.

Coming in at No. 25 is 23-year old Mark Andrews.

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The 2018 third-round pick was the only qualified tight end in the AFC to catch more than 65 percent of the passes thrown his way while averaging more than 13.0 yards per reception, and he was the only player in the league at that position to score 10 touchdowns. — Brad Gagnon

With the Ravens moving on from former first-round pick TE Hayden Hurst, the Ravens signaled Andrews as the clear-cut future and he’s looked the part since training camp in 2019.

A little down the list you find the second of three stars and who else is it than Mark Andrews’ close friend, Orlando Brown Jr.

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The 23-year-old Pro Bowler is about the size of a small Manhattan apartment, and in two years he has quickly learned to utilize that huge frame in order to dominate as part of one of the league’s best offenses. — Brad Gagnon

By the grace of the football gods, this young man fell to the Baltimore Ravens deep in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft and now he’s bulldozing defenders out of the way for the third Raven on this list, Lamar Jackson.

Jackson places second on Gagnon’s list for Top 25 under 25, right below Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes II.

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Already a multi-record holder and the second-ever unanimous League MVP, there’s no doubt Jackson is the new era.

He was often unstoppable while generating a total of 43 passing and rushing touchdowns. — Brad Gagnon

With these three young offensive stars coupled with great coaching and a formidable defense, the Ravens’ future shines bright and their limitations are few.