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Jameis Winston, Ezekiel Elliott head All-Under-25 team
If last season wasn't the Year of the Rookie, it certainly was a banner year for first-time pros.
So many made major contributions. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were in the MVP discussion, Jordan Howard lit it up in fantasy and Michael Thomas quietly became one of the NFL's better wideouts. In fact, 11 rookies made the 26-person roster below. The first year I did this exercise, there were six, including a then-controversial pick of a rookie QB -- Russell Wilson.
You will find a highly debatable choice at QB this year, as well. But before we get that convo going, one rule to note: Each player must be 24 or younger before the start of the first game of the 2017 season. So, no dice for Ryan Shazier, who turns 25 literally one day before the NFL Kickoff Game. I think I filled his spot well. Let me know ... @HarrisonNFL is the place.