All-Under-25 Team: Eddie Lacy, Robert Quinn among rising stars

Who are the top young studs in the NFL?

Well, I guess that depends on what you consider young. For example, your friendly writer figures anyone under 45 qualifies. In the interest of building the ultimate football team with upside galore, though, we went with under 25.

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Now, "under 25" translates this way: Any player who'll still meet the requirement in Week 1 of the 2014 campaign is eligible (i.e., if a current 24-year-old has a birthday coming this offseason, he's out of luck.) Consequently, this team is made up of players who just completed their first or second seasons, with a few exceptions.

Speaking of exceptions, we made one for the 4-3/3-4 defensive divergence in that we included a nose tackle. There are also four linebackers on the roster, though it's worth noting that no true 3-4 OLBs made the list, as all of the 'backers we included were too good to omit.

So take a look at the most promising newish stocks the NFL has to offer today. As always, feel free to share your take: @HarrisonNFL is the place.

(Click on player name to see complete 2013 statistics.)

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