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Ravens rank No. 13 in 25-and-under talent

The Baltimore Ravens' leading rusher last season was 29 years old. The leading receiver was 35. Their top pass-rusher was 31.

That's why it's not surprising that the Ravens ranked No. 13 for talent 25 years or younger. ESPN's Matt Williamson analyzed every team's pool of young players, and the Ravens ranked behind AFC perennial playoff teams like Indianapolis (No. 1), New England (No. 2), Denver (No. 6), and Cincinnati (No. 10).

This isn't to say the Ravens are devoid of young talent. The Ravens have one of the NFL's best defensive rookies in linebacker C.J. Mosley and perhaps the top young leg in the league in kicker Justin Tucker. There is a good core of developing starters, and the Ravens could move up on the list if a handful of prospects (the ones with a strong upside) make a consistent impact on the team.

You will need a subscription to read all of Williamson's comments, but here's my breakdown of the Ravens' 38 players who are 25 or younger (* -- unrestricted free agent on March 10):

STAR PLAYERS

ILB C.J. Mosley and K Justin Tucker

PROVEN STARTERS

FS Will Hill, RB Kyle Juszczyk, G Kelechi Osemele, WR Torrey Smith*, OLB Courtney Upshaw, OT Rick Wagner, and NT Brandon Williams

STRONG UPSIDE

WR Michael Campanaro, TE Crockett Gillmore, DE Lawrence Guy, OT James Hurst, DT Timmy Jernigan, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, and G John Urschel

ROLE PLAYERS

WR Kamar Aiken, WR Marlon Brown, CB Asa Jackson, CB Rashaan Melvin, LB Zachary Orr, TE Phillip Supernaw, QB Tyrod Taylor, RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, SS Brynden Trawick and DE DeAngelo Tyson

UNPROVEN

FS Terrence Brooks, CB Tramain Jacobs, OL Ryan Jensen, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore, and DE Brent Urban

FRINGE PLAYERS

DT Christo Bilukidi, CB Chris Greenwood, DE Steven Means, and DT Casey Walker

DISAPPOINTMENTS

ILB Arthur Brown, SS Matt Elam, and RB Bernard Pierce