Eagles rank near the bottom in under-25 talent among all 32 NFL teams: Texans and Lions lead the list

Eagles rank near the bottom in under-25 talent among all 32 NFL teams: Texans and Lions lead the list

The Eagles have a loaded roster and are a 2024 Super Bowl favorite, but their talent under 25 leaves a lot to be desired.

A big part of determining which NFL teams are set up for future success is assessing the amount of young talent on each roster. Young players develop early on with the expectation that they’ll become better and more productive as they hit their peak years.

ESPN ranked all 32 NFL teams based on their young stars, and the Houston Texans landed at the top of the list, followed by the Detroit Lions, among others.

Philadelphia landed at No. 29 on the list, with only New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Miami having less elite under-25 talent in the league.

Feb 2, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; A detail shot of a Houston Texans helmet prior to a press conference introducing Demeco Ryans as head coach at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: QB C.J. Stroud, Edge Will Anderson Jr., CB Derek Stingley Jr.

Jan 8, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; A Detroit Lions helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

 Elite talent: OT Penei Sewell, Edge Aidan Hutchinson, TE Sam LaPorta, WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, RB Jahmyr Gibbs

Nov 7, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; General view of the Baltimore Ravens helmet during the warm ups before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: S Kyle Hamilton, WR Zay Flowers, C Tyler Linderbaum

Dec 18, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; General view of a Atlanta Falcons helmet during warm ups against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: QB Michael Penix Jr., RB Bijan Robinson, WR Drake London, TE Kyle Pitts

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 25: A detail of the Chicago Bears helmet pregame at Soldier Field on September 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Elite talent: QB Caleb Williams, OT Darnell Wright, WR Rome Odunze

Oct 20, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of the helmet of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) against the New Orleans Saints at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: OT Paris Johnson Jr., WR Marvin Harrison Jr., WR Michael Wilson

Dec 4, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; A Jacksonville Jaguars football helmet sits on a crate on the sidelines during the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: QB Trevor Lawrence, OT Anton Harrison, EDGE Travon Walker

Nov 11, 2022; Munich, Germany; A large Los Angels Rams helmet at fan activation event at Odeonsplatz. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: WR Puka Nacua, C/G Steve Avila, EDGE Byron Young

Nov 27, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Green Bay Packers helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: WR Jayden Reed

Dec 24, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general veiw of a Seattle Seahawks helmet prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: CB Devon Witherspoon, OT Charles Cross

Oct 16, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: CB Sauce Gardner, WR Garrett Wilson

Mar 3, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Indianapolis Colts helmet logo at midfield at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Elite player: QB Anthony Richardson, EDGE Laiatu Latu

Jan 8, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, CB Deonte Banks, WR Malik Nabers

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; A detail view of a Kansas City Chiefs helmet before Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: CB Trent McDuffie, EDGE George Karlaftis

Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Detailed view of the helmet of Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko (96) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a wild card playoff game at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: EDGE Tuli Tuipulotu, G Zion Johnson, OT Joe Alt, WR Quentin Johnston

Oct 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: TE Dalton Kincaid, G O’Cyrus Torrence, EDGE Gregory Rousseau

Jan 29, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A detail view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field against the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the AFC Championship game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: WR Ja’Marr Chase

Jan 1, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders helmet on the field before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: QB Jayden Daniels

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 17: A detailed photo of a Carolina Panthers helmet during their game against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Elite talent: QB Bryce Young, OT Ikem Ekwonu

Dec 4, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; The helmet of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field during warm up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: OT Broderick Jones, WR George Pickens

Jan 8, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys players’ helmets rest on the bench against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: EDGE Micah Parsons, WR CeeDee Lamb, CB DaRon Bland, TE Jake Ferguson

Dec 4, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tennessee Titans helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: G Peter Skoronski, OT JC Latham

Jan 29, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; A general view of San Francisco 49ers helmet on the bench before game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: QB Brock Purdy

Jan 1, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: WR Jordan Addison, QB J.J. McCarthy

Nov 24, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; A New England Patriots helmet sits idle before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Elite player: QB Drake Maye, CB Christian Gonzalez

Nov 27, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Denver Broncos helmet before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: CB Pat Surtain II, QB Bo Nix

Dec 25, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: DE Calijah Kancey

Jan 1, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns players’ helmets rest on the bench prior to their game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: None

Dec 3, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Jordan Davis (90) and defensive tackle Jalen Carter (98) against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: DT Jalen Carter

Mar 11, 2023; Metairie, LA, USA; Detailed view of New Orleans Saints helmet at Ochsner Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: WR Chris Olave

Nov 20, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Detailed view of a Las Vegas Raiders helmet before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: None

Aug 17, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, US; A general view of a Miami Dolphins helmet on the field during practice at Baptist Health Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Elite talent: None

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