The past of the Baltimore Ravens organization is legendary with two Super Bowl championships already on their shelves.
The present of the Baltimore Ravens looks great with the team leading the AFC North and the AFC as a whole thanks to a 9-3 record entering Week 13 and the middle of their bye week.
The future of the Baltimore Ravens could be even brighter, mind you, or at least that's what the folks over ESPN let us know when they released their 2023 All-Younsgter Team earlier this week.
The rules are simple: build a team only featuring players under 24 years of age (players were eligible if they were 23 years old or younger as of Nov. 28) and name a couple of dudes for each position on offense and defense.
Two young members of the Ravens were named into ESPN's squad, one per side of the ball.
Center - Tyler Linderbaum
Aged 23 and into his sophomore season after getting drafted in 2022, Linderbaum has started every game last and this year for the Flock snapping the ball straight to QB Lamar Jackson.
"An All-American and Rimington Award winner at Iowa, Linderbaum has hit the ground running in the NFL, starting every game in 2022 and 2023 so far. He is one of the best centers in the game regardless of age, ranking sixth at the position in pass block win rate at 96.3%. He's the perfect center to build a team around."- ESPN
ESPN considered Linderbaum, the current and future center of Baltimore, a First-team pick for their All-Youngster team.
Safety - Kyle Hamilton
Hamilton has been so good that it makes no sense to mention this: he was named as one of the two safeties of ESPN's All-Youngster First team.
"Hamilton is a multi-dimensional player in the Ravens' defensive system, with the traits to play as nickel safety, create pressure or use his split-field range to drive on the ball. And we are seeing his impact this season, as the 6-foot-4 safety returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown. He also has 62 tackles, three sacks and six pass breakups over 12 games."- ESPN
Hamilton has proved capable of playing safety and cornerback at the nickel position and showing stout tackling, and a ball-hawk completing a few interceptions this season.
Pencil him in the lineups of the Ravens for years to come, no matter where the staff decides to align him.