6. Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens
Devin Duvernay was little more than a special teamer and depth receiver/gadget player in his rookie season, but the former Texas star flashed his playmaking abilities.
Many fans were clamoring for him to receive more playing time in 2021, and that he did. Duvernay started seven of 16 games played, mostly due to injuries at the position.
He was a capable receiver and could play an even larger role in 2022, but he undoubtedly made his biggest impact on special teams. Duvernay was named first-team All-Pro after leading the NFL in yards per punt return.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Duvernay climb up these rankings over the course of the next year, but for the time being, the 24-year-old comfortably slots in at this spot.
5. Patrick Queen, LB, Ravens
Patrick Queen’s rookie season was a bit of a roller coaster. While Queen undoubtedly flashed his playmaking skills on defense, he was inconsistent both in coverage and run defense.
The Ravens were hoping to see a big leap from Queen in 2021, and that they did. His second season got off to a rough start, but he turned things around before long and would play some of the best football of his brief NFL career.
It’s clear that the uber-athletic Queen still has a long way to go, but his immense upside combined with the progress he showed this past season lands him on our list.
At just 22-years-old, he hasn’t plenty of time to continue to grow.