The Athletic has released a huge list featuring their top players at each position who are under the age of 25. Let me tell you, it’s some list. There were a lot of names expected on there, and some surprising ones as well.
Overall, the Las Vegas Raiders had three players crack the list at three different positions. Any guesses for who the three are? I’ll give you a second to try and figure it out.
Alright, hopefully you have your guesses.
Josh Jacobs, Kolton Miller and Maxx Crosby.
We’ll start with the only guy who is older than me. Miller was drafted with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. He just barely fits on this list, as he turns 25 in October. With the stacked list of players who were ranked, you can see why Miller was an honorable mention. In his first two seasons, Miller has started all 32 games for the Raiders.
Up next we have Jacobs, who showed flashes of being a top 10 running back in the NFL during his rookie season last year. The 22 year old rushed for 1,150 yards in only 13 games. In addition, he had seven rushing touchdowns, all while averaging just under five yards a carry.
Finally, we have Maxx Crosby, who turns 23 in a few weeks. Taken by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft, Crosby finished second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting last year.
Those are three pretty good players to have on your roster. It’s even better considering they’re all still very young.
In other Raiders’ links:
- The Athletic analyzed the Raiders’ defensive depth chart: Lots of new faces and challenges.
- Clark County has issued a temporary certificate of occupancy for Allegiant Stadium, signaling the end of the construction process is near.
- “I want to be a part of something special,” Nevin Lawson said of the franchise, in a new home for 2020 with a revamped roster and trying to end its streak of consecutive losing seasons at three. “At the end of the day, whatever my role is, I’ll always accept that role and be the best that role (allows).”
- Raiders’ Top 5 Opponents by Position: Interior Lineman.