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Teddy Bridgewater, Le'Veon Bell head All-Under-25 Team

Who represents the NFL's next generation of stars? I'm not just talking the 2015 rookie studs -- i.e., the Todd Gurleys of the world -- but those guys with a few seasons of pro experience who are about to go wild. Thinking DeAndre Hopkins in that regard, especially if Brock Osweiler ends up being the kind of quarterback who can consistently deliver him the ball.

Then there are those relative unknowns. Preston Smith compiled eight sacks last season, and no one noticed. He's 23. How about Ronald Darby, who lost a lot of publicity to Marcus Peters, yet was outstanding?

One rule to note: We've been doing this for several years now, and we always keep this prestigious list to players who will be 24 or younger as of the first day of the upcoming season. If someone turns 25 on the day of the Kickoff Game, they're too old! Also, we accounted for 4-3 defense and 3-4 defense by including four linebackers.

OK, let's get it going, starting up north ...

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Elliot Harrison

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