The future looks bright for the Kansas City Chiefs.
It's not really a surprise to say that the Chiefs are loaded with young talent. Fans have been aware of that now for a while and most national media would acknowledge that there's a nice foundation here in Kansas City to build upon, but it does mean a little something when *other *people start stacking it up against the other teams in the league.
It gives you some context to what it all means and where they stand in relation to their competition.
They put together a list of the Top 25 players in the NFL under the age of 25, which can be found in its entirety by following this link.
The Chiefs stacked up well with three guys placed inside the Top 25, which tied for the most in the league with the New Orleans Saints (CB Marshon Lattimore, RB Alvin Kamara, OL Ryan Ramczyk), and the Tennessee Titans (QB Marcus Mariota, OL Jack Conklin, S Kevin Byard).
The three Chiefs players listed were running back Kareem Hunt (22), defensive lineman Chris Jones (23), and receiver Tyreek Hill (24).
Here's what they had to say about each of them (click here to see the entire article):
RB Kareem Hunt (No. 13)
"Another third-round pick a year ago, Hunt burst onto to the scene and saw immediate success. Simply put, Hunt was hard to tackle in 2017 as he forced a league-high 77 missed tackles…"
DL Chris Jones (No. 14)
"Over his first two years, Chris Jones has put up 80 total pressures and 21 total combined sacks and hits. Jones has graded well in each of his first two seasons and his overall grade (88.2) last year was a nice jump up from his 84.4 rookie campaign."
WR Tyreek Hill (No. 18)
"One of the most electric players in the league, Hill racked up a league-leading 628 yards on deep catches in 2017 and scored six touchdowns on such receptions. He was also incredibly efficient as quarterbacks had a passer rating of 130.5 when targeting him, which was the second-highest mark among receivers."
A case could also be made for new Chiefs' cornerback Kendall Fuller to be on this list, because at just 23 years old he graded as a Top 6 cornerback in the league last year, per PFF's own rankings.
And Fuller (No. 6) actually had a higher overall grade last year than the Saints' Marshon Lattimore (No. 8), who is one of the three cornerbacks listed in their Top 25—alongside the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey (No. 2 overall) and the Bills' Tre'Davious White, who is tied for 6th with Lattimore.
The rest of the AFC West Division only had two players listed and both of them play for the Los Angeles Chargers (DE Joey Bosa, TE Hunter Henry). Bosa was listed as their No. 1 player.
Neither the Denver Broncos or Oakland Raiders had any players listed.