NFL.com recently released their "All-Under-25 team" featuring the top players at each position under the age of 25. The Baltimore Ravens have a few young stars on their roster, and three of them were ultimately selected. Let's take a quick look at those three selections.
TE Mark Andrews, Age: 23
Andrews tore off the doors last season with 16 catches for 220 yards and two scores during Baltimore’s raucous 2-0 start to the year. His 64/852/10 line topped Ravens skill players across the board, as Andrews served as Lamar Jackson’s favorite weapon when Baltimore’s backfield wasn’t blasting front sevens into the dirt. From another angle: Andrews was explosive enough to allow the Ravens to trade away first-round tight end Hayden Hurst.
OT Orlando Brown, Age: 24
Speaking of last year’s Ravens, Brown started 16 games on the right side for Baltimore and finished as football’s 10th-best pass-blocking tackle, per PFF. His run-blocking could use a boost, but the Ravens have no questions about whether Brown belongs.
CB Marlon Humphrey, Age: 23
Today’s NFL is stocked with difference-making corners as teams regularly roll out a fifth and sixth defensive back to counter exploding air attacks. Denzel Ward, Jaire Alexander and Adoree’ Jackson are candidates for this list, but I’m sticking with Humphrey. Packed into a deep Ravens secondary, the 2017 first-rounder has logged 47 forced incompletions — fourth league-wide — over his first three seasons.
Mark Andrews was an easy selection. George Kittle (26), Travis Kelce (30), and Zach Ertz (29) all do not qualify, so Andrews is unquestionably the best remaining tight end. He established himself as Lamar Jackson’s go-to target last season, and he led all NFL tight ends with 10 receiving touchdowns. At age 23, he should have a long, productive career in Baltimore.
Orlando Brown started all 16 games at right tackle last season and was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Meanwhile, Marlon Humphrey was named an All-Pro for the first time last season. Humphrey was another easy selection for the under-25 team. Fellow star cornerbacks Tre'Davious White and Jalen Ramsey are both 25 years old now, and subsequently, do not qualify.
One name visibly missing on this list is quarterback Lamar Jackson. NFL.com only had one quarterback spot and decided to take Patrick Mahomes instead.