The Baltimore Ravens roster might be one of the oldest in the league but make no mistake — this roster is loaded with young talent.
A trend in the offseason is to pick the best players under the age of 25 on each team and the Ravens have one of the best players available in that bunch, as evidenced by a recent All-Under-25 Team list that was released a few weeks ago.
The Ravens are built to succeed for the foreseeable future and the reason why is their young talent. Let’s take a look at the six best players under the age of 25 on the Ravens’ roster.
Best Players Under 25 on Ravens Roster – No. 6: Rashod Bateman (21)
I couldn’t put Rashod Bateman any higher on this list because we haven’t seen the guy take a single snap yet. That being said, he’s definitely one of the most talented players on the roster and we all know that without seeing him catch a pass in a Ravens uniform.
The Ravens spent one of their two first-round picks on Bateman, who was a workhorse at Minnesota. The former Gopher had a sensational 2019 campaign, totaling 60 receptions for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns through 13 games.
He didn’t have a chance to put up numbers anywhere close to that due to only participating in five games in the 2020 season but he still made his presence known.
Bateman tallied 36 receptions for 472 yards and two touchdowns in what ended up being his final year with the Gophers and while the season was impressive, it was likely his 2019 numbers that caught the eyes of NFL teams.
Bateman is going to be an immediate contributor to the Ravens offense and, at just 21 years old, he’ll have a chance to make a lot of defenders miss over the course of what should be a long career.