Here is a list of best under 25 National Football League players according to Elliot Harrison of NFL analyst.
Wide receiver rookie Tyreek Hill dominated the NFL in punt return yards (592), yards per punt return (15.2) and in total return TDs (3). The high-octane player racked up more than 1,800 all-purpose yards for Andy Reid’s side last season as a crucial part of the Chiefs’ offense. Further, Hill put up an impressive average of 11.1 yards per carry on end arounds.
Although defensive end DeForest Buckner was a top contender to make it to the All-Under-25 in the 49ers but only punter, Bradley Pinion made it. He punted his leg off with 100 boots, averaging 44 yards per kick. Besides, he contributed more than any punter in the game as he forced fair catches instead of returns.
The Saints have finally found what they were looking for all this time- an outstanding placekicker. Wil Lutz despite being a rookie performed like a wise old veteran, making 28 of 34 field-goal attempts.
Besides having a super cool name, Green Bay’s young safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix put out five passes and knocked down seven more while tallying 80 tackles for the team. However, that number was less compared to the previous two seasons, when he posted 100 and 92 tackles, respectively. This guy was the consistent performer in Dom Capers’ defense.
Landon Collins, not only made it to seemingly everyone’s All-Pro team but finished third in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Taking a look at Collins’ statistical summary is worth applauding at with 125 tackles, four sacks, five interceptions and a defensive touchdown that won the day in London for the Giants. In other words, he was clearly the best safety in pro football in 2016 season.