Top 25 NFL players under age of 25: Goff only QB to make it, two Saints rank in top five
3. Saints RB Alvin Kamara (22)
The running back position might not hold as much value as the cornerback position, but Kamara is a better running back relative to his peers than Lattimore and Ramsey are to their fellow cornerbacks. What the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year did last season was historic. Even though he split touches with backfield mate Mark Ingram, he totaled 1,554 yards and 13 touchdowns from scrimmage while averaging 7.7 yards per touch. He also scored a touchdown on a kick return. With Ingram facing a four-game suspension to begin the upcoming season, Kamara’s value might expand even more in 2018.
4. Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (21)
The 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year played a significant role in the Saints’ defensive turnaround. In his first season (13 games), Lattimore intercepted five passes and defended 18 passes. According to PFF, he allowed a 45.3 passer rating in coverage. Only two cornerbacks finished with a lower passer rating in coverage. He didn’t allow a single touchdown.
Ramcyzk is the best young offensive tackle in the league. The last pick in the first round a year ago, he started all 16 games of his rookie season. He graded out as PFF’s eighth-best tackle, allowing three sacks on 559 pass-blocking plays.
NFLFanpointii: A bit surprised at the Ramczyk recognition. Not at all surprised by the other two. And for the record, Michael Thomas is 25, or I’m sure he’d be high on this list.