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):
ILB C.J. Mosley and K Justin Tucker